In May of 2007, Dr. William Kirker and his wife Barbara as well as two other doctors, Dr. Orietta Barquero and Dr. Stephen Humphrey, set out for Maine-Soroa, Niger.
Their mission was to revitalize a hospital the Kirkers established in the 1960s during a stint with the Peace Corps.
With the support of the Nigerien government and non-profits in the US, such as MAP International and Medshare, these doctors are breathing new life into a once dilapidated hospital. In addition, Barbara Kirker has established a school for children no longer eligible for normal public education.
KAMRA was founded to support these efforts and provide the necessary tools to help them fulfill this mission.