Yei Kaalu Memorial Hospital Inc

E Se Kalele (Thank you...Yet!)

PHILADELPHIA, PA   |  Yeikaalumemorialhospital.org

Mission

To promote the health and well-being of the local population (Liberia, West Africa) by providing accessible, high quality medical care for people of all ages. We are committed to providing services that will exceed the expectations of our patients, resulting in a successful and profitable business.

Ruling year info

2017

Founder & Executive Director

Dorine Gono

Main address

5945 VINE ST

PHILADELPHIA, PA 19139 USA

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EIN

46-4233355

NTEE code info

Hospital (General) (E22)

Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines N.E.C. (G99)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Currently, YK faces multiple issues on various levels, i.e., the impact the Covid pandemic has had on our ability to fundraise and the global economic climate which has also impacted our ability to not only fundraise, but to travel and communicate with all those who can help us. In short, we are able to barely maintain only because of the dedication of our board and our founder Dorine Gono. Ms Gono has been able to make one extended trip to Liberia during the fall of 2020 where rafters for the roof have been installed. The roof is not finished. Only the rafters are up waiting for the tin roof to be laid on top of the rafters. This is leaving our wood exposed to the elements. The cost of tin has risen dramatically thus destroying our budget as such. Mr. LaMark is going to contact companies such as Lowes for a donation of tarp or tin roofing. Then, if successful, contact a shipping company for deadhead shipping to Monrovia.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Operation Mother & Child

Our hospital is currently under construction in Sanniquellie, Liberia in West Africa, therefore, most all of our energy is going toward fundraising for the completion of the facility, procurement of medical equipment and securing volunteers for this first phase then operation of the hospital. We are in the process of opening a maternal and children’s healthcare clinic in Ms. Gono’s home which is on the same property as the hospital under construction. We need to upgrade the house with medical equipment and supplies along with medicines in order to jump start operations.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals are simple and staged strategically as follows:

- Raise $7K by end of 2019 to help open an operational maternal and infant clinic based out of the founders home while the hospital continues to be built.

- Develop a strong volunteer base of students, nurses, doctors and support staff.

- Reduce maternal and infant mortality by at least 25% by end of first year of operations (2020).

- Continue to design sustainability concepts for utilizing the hospital as an economic seed catalyst for Sannequillie.

Strategies to accomplish our goals are as follows:

- Continue to build a strong Working board of directors.

- Contact Lowes and other home improvement companies for tarp and/or tin roofing.

- Contact shipping container companies for transatlantic transport pro bono to Monrovia.

- Contact architect for construction advice and supplier contacts.

The organization has several volunteers who have global experience in fundraising and organizing humanitarian projects in order to help the founder accomplish her vision.

The addition of an architect will greatly enhance our ability to move forward. I know several as well as a few engineers that may be of service.

Yei Kaalu as accomplished much with limited resources including the purchase and clearing of jungle land; putting up all the walls for the hospital using local workers; digging a water well and constructing a water tower for the cistern that will be placed on top.

Yei Kaalu is very proud of its continuous improvement of its website and blog. We are developing a strong Advisory Board and Board of Directors. The University of South Carolina has provided us with several viable business plan as part of an undergraduate business course practicum.

Several doctors and nurse have indicated their willingness to help as we make progress.

We plan to focus on the above mentioned maternal and infant clinic so as to help the local population asap while gaining operational experience and develop more credibility in bot Liberia as well as the US and Europe.

The addition of an architect will greatly move thing forward as well as having the pandemic under control.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Yei Kaalu Memorial Hospital Inc

Board of directors
as of 1/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joel Bleah

Yei Kaalu Memorial Hospital

Term: 2014 - 2020

Joel Bleah

Yei Kaalu Memorial Hospital

Maude Sehneah

Yei Kaalu Memorial Hospital

Dorine Gono

Yei Kaalu Memorial Hospital

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/18/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.