CURE International

Summary

CURE International transforms the lives of disabled children and their families in the developing world through medical and spiritual healing, serving all by establishing specialty teaching hospitals, building partnerships and advocating for these children. CURE incorporates a faith component in a culturally relevant and sensitive manner ensuring a total healing through a 50/50 commitment to the physical and faith needs. CURE recognizes the importance of training nationals in the most modern healthcare techniques to ensure quality and access to medical care for the future betterment of each country. CURE is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, CURE is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
701 Bosler Avenue
(PO Box 2323, Harrisburg PA 17105-2323)
Lemoyne, PA 17043-7043

Website: www.cure.org

Phone: (866) 730-2873

Email: info@cureinternational.org


Organization details

EIN: 582248383

CEO/President: Dr. C. Scott Harrison

Chairman: Rex J. Lysinger

Board size: 10

Founder: Dr. & Mrs. Scott Harrison

Year founded: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1999


Purpose

CURE International (Crippled Children's United Rehabilitation Effort) establishes and operates teaching hospitals in the developing world for the medical and spiritual healing of disabled children and their families. The organization builds, funds and manages hospitals and supplies surgical, medical and comprehensive rehabilitative care in a teaching context. Braces, artificial limbs and other implements are manufactured and provided to enable children to become productive adults.

Many children and their parents where CURE ministers believe that their disabilities are the result of a wrong they have done or, worse, a curse on them. CURE sees it is equally important that they learn about the loving God who desires to bring them to Himself.

CURE International places a 50/50 emphasis on spiritual ministry and medical work by introducing the children and their parents to the Great Healer in addition to providing the best available medical treatment. Only half the job is done if these children remain crippled by a distorted and fearful understanding of who they are and how to access the love of God.



CURE International plans long-term relationships among each of its hospitals, networking them together so that a mutual support system of sharing personnel, supplies and technology will optimize the effectiveness of each hospital.

CURE International is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

CURE International communicates it mission as follows:

VISION
To create a network of teaching hospitals caring for physically disabled children throughout the developing world.

MISSION
CURE International establishes and operates teaching hospitals in the developing world for the medical and spiritual healing of disabled children and their families.

OPERATING PRINCIPLES
1. CURE prioritizes hospital locations by the greatest need of disabled children throughout the world.

2. CURE recognizes the importance of training nationals in the most modern healthcare techniques to insure quality and access to medical care for the future betterment of each country.

3. CURE incorporates a faith component in a culturally relevant and sensitive manner.

4. To assure long-term sustainability of each hospital, CURE International is committed to developing a diverse funding base that includes local and foreign support, government assistance, partnerships, collaborative efforts with like agencies, and innovative, entrepreneurial-related supporting organizations.

5. CURE International hospitals will not turn away a patient due to an inability to pay, ethnic background or religious affiliation.


Statement of faith

CURE International uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

1. The members of this Mission declare their belief in God the Creator and Preserver of all things, who created man, male and female, in His own image, and gave them dominion over the earthly creation.

2. The members of this Mission declare their belief in the deity and humanity of God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who being very God, also became man, being begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died and buried and then was raised from the dead and ascended to the Father.

3. The members of this Mission declare their belief in the deity and personality of God the Holy Spirit, who leads the individual sinner to repentance, reveals Himself to the believer, and by dwelling within, works through the believer to accomplish God's will on earth.

4. The members of this Mission declare their belief that the trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit exist co-equally in unity.

5. The members of this Mission declare their belief that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God and is infallible, as originally given, in all matters of faith and conduct.

6. The members of this Mission declare their belief that the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ was necessary to atone for the sinfulness and guilt of each man, who would otherwise be subject to God's judgement and punishment.

7. The members of this Mission declare their belief that each believer, by the working of the Holy Spirit through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, has been born anew to an assurance of eternal salvation as a child of God.

8. The members of this Mission declare their belief that as members of Christ's Body, we are to do the works of God, as revealed by the Holy Spirit and to share the good news of the Word to bring glory to God.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating276 of 4309 of 23
Fund acquisition rating315 of 43015 of 23
Resource allocation rating51 of 4301 of 23
Asset utilization rating402 of 43021 of 23

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%17%16%16%11%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%7%7%5%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%37%42%41%42%54%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%6%6%7%5%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%63%58%59%58%46%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%91%93%92%94%94%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%103%123%98%87%97%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%94%115%90%82%92%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-3%-23%2%13%3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-2%-13%1%6%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%2%1%1%1%1%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.570.540.400.400.41
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.535.985.595.616.117.04
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.533.393.042.262.422.85
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.101.621.651.941.841.67
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.620.610.520.540.60
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.061.351.562.572.261.68
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%22%21%16%11%11%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%4%4%2%2%2%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%137%145%209%224%221%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$8,921,008$10,643,512$12,474,812$6,888,787$6,555,196
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$10,367,373$13,173,711$12,755,603$15,538,937$11,730,547
Short-term investments$0$161,405$251,586$246,852$240,532
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$19,288,381$23,978,628$25,482,001$22,674,576$18,526,275
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$96,148,335$110,126,837$117,177,326$114,944,541$111,452,959
Other long-term assets$0$0$293,532$826,470$538,288
Total long-term assets$96,148,335$110,126,837$117,470,858$115,771,011$111,991,247
Total assets$115,436,716$134,105,465$142,952,859$138,445,587$130,517,522
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$10,418,102$10,340,594$12,145,125$11,084,998$8,121,445
Other current liabilities$1,504,563$4,175,728$979,282$1,238,233$2,993,895
Total current liabilities$11,922,665$14,516,322$13,124,407$12,323,231$11,115,340
Debt$4,488,634$5,017,020$2,940,376$3,116,487$2,643,297
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$9,135,312$9,169,706$6,329,514$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$13,623,946$14,186,726$9,269,890$3,116,487$2,643,297
Total liabilities$25,546,611$28,703,048$22,394,297$15,439,718$13,758,637
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$86,913,129$101,357,042$113,382,450$114,390,289$111,670,239
Temporarily restricted$2,976,976$4,045,375$7,176,112$8,615,580$5,088,646
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$89,890,105$105,402,417$120,558,562$123,005,869$116,758,885
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$23,924,187$25,110,128$23,893,129$26,543,472$29,248,483
Program service revenue$39,838,489$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$47,682$67,322$28,631$41,258($4,268,358)
Other revenue$0$34,007,801$34,710,096$36,249,887$29,505,581
Total other revenue$39,886,171$34,075,123$34,738,727$36,291,145$25,237,223
Total revenue$63,810,358$59,185,251$58,631,856$62,834,617$54,485,706
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$59,842,926$67,949,645$53,049,394$51,395,223$49,955,039
Management and general$1,506,994$838,660$719,625$476,805$623,931
Fundraising$4,126,846$4,019,056$3,898,346$3,007,554$2,285,281
Total expenses$65,476,766$72,807,361$57,667,365$54,879,582$52,864,251
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($1,666,408)($13,622,110)$964,491$7,955,035$1,621,455
Other changes in net assets($13,845,904)($1,534,035)($3,411,798)($1,708,051)$0
Total change in net assets($15,512,312)($15,156,145)($2,447,307)$6,246,984$1,621,455

Response from ministry

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History

CURE International was founded in 1996 by Dr. Scott and Mrs. Sally Harrison. Since the 1980's, they have traveled to Africa on numerous medical mission trips to over six different countries. After much prayer and consultation with others, they followed the Lord's lead to establish the foundation and begin building the first CURE International facility, AIC Bethany Crippled Children's Centre of Kenya in Kijabe, Kenya.

2005
CURE Ethiopia in Addis Ababa groundbreaking--May 2005. The event was attended by Scott Harrison and a variety of Ethiopian government officials who welcomed CURE and its mission to help their disabled children.

Groundbreaking for the Beit Trust CURE International Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia--April 7, 2005. Doors are scheduled to open in 2006.

2005
Kabul, Afghanistan. In February 2005, the Minister of Health approved CURE's request to open a hospital in Kabul. Kabul's population, a city of approximately 3 million, will have access to modern medical care through CURE International. Mobile clinics to remote areas surrounding the city will also provide hope and healing to Afghans in desparate need of both.

2004
In 2004, CURE Honduras opened in San Pedro Sula and hundreds of children were seen in the first few weeks. Outreaches to Haiti are also part of the plan to serve the children.

2003
CURE Kandahar Polyclinic in Afghanistan opened in August. More than 12,000 are treated every month.

In June, 2003, CURE International Center for Orthopedic Specilities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic opened. The Vice President and Minister of Education, Milagros Ortiz Bosh, spoke at the opening ceremony, thanking CURE "for your sense of humanity and your investment in the Dominican Republic."

2002
In 2002, the Beit Trust CURE International Children's Hospital in Malawi welcomed their first patients bringing hope to one of the poorest countries in the world today.

In December 2000, the CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda admitted its first patient and is known worldwide as a leader in the research and treatment of hydrocephalus and spina-bifida.

2000
In December 2000, CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda, opened its doors to patients. This project is the result of a direct relationship with Uganda's Ministry of Health. Dr. Ben Warf, a U.S. board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon, is the hospital's medical director. The staff includes a Ugandan orthopedic surgeon and two Ugandan junior clinical officers who are being trained and mentored by the medical staff.

In October 2000, Dr. Joseph Theuri entered the Makerere University Orthopedic Residency Programme in Kampala, Uganda following three years at the Bethany Centre under the teaching of Dr. Tim Mead, U.S. board-certified orthopedic surgeon and mentoring of the Bethany Centre medical staff. Dr. Theuri received credit for his time spent at the Bethany Centre under the direct teaching of Dr. Tim Mead. CURE also sponsors a Ugandan surgeon in the residency program and considers candidates each year forsponsorship.

In less than four years CURE International, led by a committed board of directors, has developed into a thriving sending and facility management organization headquartered in the U.S.. Construction for similar facilities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and in Blantyre, Malawi are underway. Detailed discussions are in process concerning future sites in Vietnam, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other places.

1998
The Harrisons saw the culmination of their dream when the AIC Bethany Crippled Children's Centre of Kenya opened its doors. At that time, there were no trained national pediatric orthopedic surgeons in Kenya.

1996
CURE International is incorporated and construction begins in Kenya on CURE's first children's hospital dedicated to helping and healing disabled children.

1986-1996
Dr. & Mrs. Harrison spend the next decade returning to help the disabled children in Africa.

1986
Dr. & Mrs. Harrison travel to Malawi to teach and perform surgeries.

CURE proceeds with new projects only when funding is available to ensure their ongoing survival and where CURE's presence will leave a lasting legacy.

In just a few short years, CURE's dramatic efforts to heal crippled children have changed the lives of thousands in developing countries. The number of national healthcare professionals learning how to effectively care for their compatriots multiplies CURE's efforts and creates a legacy to be enjoyed by future generations.


Program accomplishments

  • Services Cure International provides each year:
    • Cleft lips and palates
    • Clubfoot
    • Arthroscopy
    • Burn contractions
    • Hip repairs
    • Hydrocephalus and spina bifida repair
    • Joint replacement and reconstruction
    • Laboratory diagnostic procedures
    • Acute orthopedic procedures
    • Neurosurgery
    • Orthotics
    • Plastic and reconstructive hand surgery
    • Post-polio complications
    • Prosthetics
    • Radiology
    • Spinal reconstruction
    • Tertiary rehabilitation nursing care
    • Tubercular spinal repair
  • Over 18,500 surgeries have been performed and more than 210,000 outpatients have been seen at CURE Hospitals.
  • CURE Hospitals are teaching hospitals. CURE surgeons have trained five East African physicians. They offer nurse training in physical and rehabilitation pediatric care. There is clinical staff training in pediatric anesthesiology and neurosurgery. And residency-level orthopedic surgeons are undergoing training and mentoring in Uganda.
  • CURE currently has locations in Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, the Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, Honduras, and Ethiopia, with headquarters located in the United States and the United Kingdom. CURE hopes to open locations in Zambia, Egypt, and Vietnam in the near future.
  • CURE provides doctor/patient prayer before each surgery, daily bedside counseling and prayer, Bible study classes and devotions, patient-to-patient witnessing, and presentations of the Jesus Film and other Christian programming. They also make quarterly trips to unreached tribal groups and provide pastor training conferences.

Needs

CURE International gives these following ministry needs and/or opportunities:

  • Giving time at home or abroad
  • Medical equipment
  • Medical supplies
  • Orthopedic/Orthotic supplies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care supplies
  • Bibles and books
  • Inspirational and children's videos
  • Prayer
  • Outright gifts and Deferred giving
  • Short-term Mission Trips through CURE International