In 2003 the United Nation of Individuals Fighting Impossibilities (UNIFI) was established to empower individuals to combat their adverse conditions in education, employment, health and other social and economic conditions.
UNIFI serves low-income communities in Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD, and developing countries, Nicaragua and Nigeria. Our work has impacted the lives of over 2,000 under-served individuals worldwide, work for which UNIFI was honored in 2005 by the Disctrict of Columbia and Serve DC at its Youth Service Day Program.
UNIFI has a strong history in improving lives, strengthening communities, and fostering civic engagement; from cleaning and painting the community centers in Washington, DC to creating makeshift clinics and assisting physicians and pharmacies to administering free health care in the Umeze village in Nigeria.
This exposure steers our youth on the path of self-discovery, self-expression, self-governance, and self-sufficiency.
UNIFI provides vocational training and volunteerism opportunities for local youth and adults that will lead to an increase quality of life (gainful employment, business creation and financial stability).
Jay, a 16 year old, underprivileged male from a low-income family of seven took advantage of UNIFI’s mobile medical program. This program provides opportunities for local youth and young adults to be trained and to shadow physicians as they administer free health care and host forums surrounding HIV/AIDS awareness and other healthy behaviors. Jay has traveled on a UNIFI sponsored trip to Nigeria, Africa to gain exposure and experience in shipping and sorting medical supplies and equipment. Also he participated in procedures at the teaching hospitals, and created make-shift clinics, pharmacies and auditorium for engagement in the villages.
This experience has given him a new world view and perspective on life, and has ignited his career path in health care. Since this expereince he has joined the military to gain a higher education and experience in medicine. Today he is be able to support himself and to help his family as he starts his own. He has recently married and is a contributing member of society and a humble servant of this country.