August 29, 2013
KeHE Distributors is proud to announce that Dr. Mifila Degaulle, who has been a practicing medical doctor for a number of years in the Congo, has now completed his surgical residency after five years with the support of KeHE Cares. Dr. Mifila will return to his home, the Ubangi region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he will be the only surgeon in the entire region–which has a population of more than 1 million people. With the support of KeHE employees through the KeHE Cares program, Dr. Mifila and his family have been receiving financial support during his residency with the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) in The Republic of Cameroon.
“KeHE is very proud to support such a brilliant student of medicine, especially since he will take his skills to a place where they are badly needed,” said KeHE President and Chief Executive Officer Brandon Barnholt. “KeHE Cares is the charitable arm of KeHE and ties into our vision of thanking and honoring God in all we do. Through KeHE Cares we are able to support organizations in need and in which a KeHE employee is already involved. We like for our charitable dollars to follow our people’s passions.”
Dr. Bruce Steffes, executive director of PAACS commented, “I believe that KeHE Cares’ investment in Dr. Mifila will make a huge difference not only in his life, but in countless thousands of people he will serve in years to come. He has been a superb resident - hard working, conscientious, technically sound, great clinical judgment, and strengthened leadership and administrative skills.”
KeHE contributes 10 percent of its pre-tax profits to its KeHE Cares program. The disbursement of those funds, in support of KeHE’s many volunteer activities, is managed by an Employee Giving Committee. The KeHE Cares motto is “we serve to make lives better.”
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