February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- Doctors look over their records in the medical center. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- New mothers wait for their babies to be vaccinated.This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- A baby recieves a vaccination in the medical center. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- Women wait with their newborn babies so they can recieve vaccinations. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- Women wait with their children to recieve medical attention. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- A pharmacist takes inventory of medication in the pharmacy. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- A 40 year old woman with AIDS sleeps in her hospital bed on IV while her sister visits her. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- A man lays on a hospital bed while getting his blood drawn to donate for his child who is need of blood. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- Hauwa (23) is a volunteer medic at the hospital. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- A woman who had just given birth days before this, has been suffering from epilepsy and was admitted to the hospital for treatment. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- A nurse at the medical center walking to a treat a patient. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
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 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- Patients of the maternity ward collect their patient records. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- Patients of the maternity ward collect their patient records. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- A pregnant woman gets her belly measured. This medical center was built in 1987, but due to an influx of patients in the recent years, a new addition is needed. Follow The Money campaigned the funds to build a new ward for the community and is currently under construction.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- A father rushes his sick daughter believing she is infected with malaria into the medical facility in Tsanyawa Kano State. This medical center was built in 1987 and the only one in this remote community. Traveling hours outside of the city center, this medical center has saved many lives for many years but is in need of an additional building due to an influx of patients in the recent years. Follow The Money campaigned for this new addition and it’s currently being built. Construction is in full swing, talking to many women and patients they expressed how much this new addition will change their families and others’ lives.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- A construction worker shovels dirt in the foundation of the new medical center. This medical center was built in 1987 and the only one in this remote community. Traveling hours outside of the city center, this medical center has saved many lives for many years but is in need of an additional building due to an influx of patients in the recent years. Follow The Money campaigned for this new addition and it’s currently being built. Construction is in full swing, talking to many women and patients they expressed how much this new addition will change their families and others’ lives.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- A woman weighs her newborn baby. This medical center was built in 1987 and the only one in this remote community. Traveling hours outside of the city center, this medical center has saved many lives for many years but is in need of an additional building due to an influx of patients in the recent years. Follow The Money campaigned for this new addition and it’s currently being built. Construction is in full swing, talking to many women and patients they expressed how much this new addition will change their families and others’ lives.
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- Two women walk in the medical center. This medical center was built in 1987 and the only one in this remote community. Traveling hours outside of the city center, this medical center has saved many lives for many years but is in need of an additional building due to an influx of patients in the recent years. Follow The Money campaigned for this new addition and it’s currently being built. Construction is in full swing, talking to many women and patients they expressed how much this new addition will change their families and others’ lives.
 February 26, 2019, Jataka, Kano State, Nigeria- Kids pump water in buckets for their families. Follow The Money has recently campaigned to build a primary healthcare center for the community of 5,000 people.
 February 26, 2019, Jataka, Kano State, Nigeria- Kids escort Follow The Money volunteers to the construction site of their future medical center. Follow The Money has recently campaigned to build a primary healthcare center for the community of 5,000 people.
 February 26, 2019, Jataka, Kano State, Nigeria- A little girl stands on the construction site of their future medical center. Follow The Money has recently campaigned to build a primary healthcare center for the community of 5,000 people.
 February 26, 2019, Jataka, Kano State, Nigeria- Kids of the community play outside the construction site of their future medical center. Follow The Money has recently campaigned to build a primary healthcare center for the community of 5,000 people.
 February 21, 2019, Maiduguri, Nigeria- Zubairu Alhaji Mele (27) poses for a portrait as he shows his paralyzed right arm from a car accident. Follow The Money started a campaign that raised funds for this medical center he is standing in. Construction started in August of 2018 and is still underway. Zubairu says having a new medical center in his community will give him access to medication he can take for his arm because it is hard to sleep at night.
 February 24, 2019, Maiduguri, Nigeria-Aisa Mallam Madu poses for a portrait in her home. This woman tells her story and how Boko Haram has effected her life by losing eight people. the majority being her children, to the insurgency. After Boko Haram took over her village, Baga, they executed her granddaughter's father and then took her mother. This woman hid her grandchildren to save their lives. Then trekked 196 km from Baga to Maiduguri.
 February 22, 2019, Maiduguri, Nigeria- Umar (name changed for security purposes) talks about how his brother was targeted in a mosque just a few feet away, when a Boko Haram member strapped with bombs came and hugged him. The suicide bomb was executed just four days before this portrait, and you can still see the visible effects of the blast on the locked mosque doors.
 February 25, 2019, Maiduguri, Nigeria-From left to right, Aisha (13), Lucas (12), and Muhammed (7) (names changed to protect identity). The three children are related by the same father. Their uncle is a Boko Haram member who took them to the Sambisa Forest to live without telling their father. Aisha and her little brother, Muhammed, who were kept in a separate camp than Lucas, fled for their lives while ordered to collect food in the forest. A risky attempt that many children had tried and failed. Aisha and Muhammed were eventually found by soldiers and taken to a safe place in case their uncle went in search of them. Lucas had no idea if his brother and sister were alive. He also was brave enough to run away while collecting food just two weeks after his siblings. He made it to an abandoned gas station where he met 12 other kids who had escaped. Many malnourished, dehydrated, and sick. After leaving the gas station to continue his trek to safety, Lucas was the only kid alive that didn’t die from hunger or dehydration. Soldiers found him and took him to a hospital for treatment. Their father had been looking for his kids for five years by the time he was reunited.  The kids sit at their school where they have started intensive therapy and the integration process into a “normal” life. Though the trauma has impacted them so intensely, their lives can never be “normal.” Usually when taking portraits I have to ask kids not to smile, this was not the case when taking their picture. They stared at me, eyes glazed over and crossing their arms to put on a strong face. When speaking about her experiences, Aisha couldn’t stop fidgeting with her skirt and her legs were shaking up and down, a clear sign of PTSD. She has barely opened up to her therapist about the traumas she endured, but was brave to share one story of her and her friends being used as human shields when the military attacked Boko Haram. The insurgency believed the military wouldn’t shoot at kids. Many children lost their lives and had severe injuries, receiving only paracetamol to treat wounds; simple infections become life threatening.
 February 25, 2019, Maiduguri, Nigeria- Hajjalima (95) sits for a portrait after talking about her experience with Boko Haram taking over her village, Baga. BH often times spares the lives of elderly, but leave them with nothing.  She recalls eating what little she had in her house and what she found on the ground while witnessing everything the group did outside her door. On February 1, 2019, she escaped with others from the village in the middle of the night. They put the elderly in carts, usually used to haul water cans, and the younger villagers would push them to Maiduguri. Escaping from BH territory is difficult and traumatizing as is, but when you’re 95 or disabled, the risk becomes higher for you and those aiding in your escape. Hajjalima is still reintegrating into the life she had before,
 February 23, 2019, Teacher’s Village IDP Camp, Nigeria- A mother holds her baby in the place she sleeps. Her baby was born while Boko Haram took over their village, therefore the little boy has never slept under a roof. She had her PVC, but due to the displacement she couldn’t get another in time. Meanwhile, she is still waiting on aid to provide shelter and food within the camp as her baby suffers from severe malnutrition.
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