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Elizabeth Lou, founder of Nile Sisters Development Initiative
Elizabeth Lou,
founder of Nile Sisters Development Initiative
Karibu – it’s the Swahili word for welcome.

Karibu is also the mission and the name of the Nile Sisters Development Initiative’s effort to assist refugee and immigrants gain access to health care through Medi-Cal and Covered California.

“Refugees, when they come to the United States, they have the first eight months of health insurance covered,” said Rebecca Paida, community liaison at Nile Sisters. “Once they are removed from that kind of assistance, they don’t know how to pick up where they left off.”

Mid-City CAN awarded Nile Sisters a grant to provide culturally sensitive information about Covered California and Medi-Cal to fill that gap, Paida said. The effort is part of The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative, a 10-year, $1 billion effort to change the way that health happens in 14 communities in California, including City Heights.

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