Esther Moniba: Yes. That’s my dream, to build a clinic.
ST Billingsley: So kind of describe a little bit of, you’re talking about 1980 to, say 2020, that’s a big timeframe.
Esther Moniba: Yes.
ST Billingsley: But you say that in Liberia, in your village which you’re from, what kind of needs do they have there for the clinic?
Esther Moniba: Well, the needs that they have there is that they don’t have medicine for kids. You know, like the kids can die. People can die out of heart attack. People die out of, they call it malaria. There’s no good food for them. There’s no hospital actually from my village, there is no hospital there. And now, right now, even in the city, a lot of people are dying because they don’t have medication for diabetes, high blood pressure. And those are the kind of things that I want to do. Something that we can take to be a minor thing in the United States is what’s killing them over there.
ST Billingsley: So what about, I’ll call it basic first aid type needs? Is that a big need there also, or even teaching?
Esther Moniba: We do need everything. There’s a first aid need. Like, kids can be play and fall down, scratch themselves. There is nothing that they can put there. So some of these wounds become infected. And then that just kind of like either paralyzes or even kills them.
ST Billingsley: So the other thing, you saw a little bit of talk earlier. What’s your idea for bringing even some basic sanitary and first aid education to them?
Esther Moniba: That’s one of main goals. One of my main goals is not just only building a clinic to heal them, but I want to teach them. Because my last time I was there was in December, the gone December. And I found out that even you go to the market, they have food that are not good for them to eat. Those that are dying of diabetes and high blood pressure, they have no knowledge. And that’s one of my goals, to go there and teach them how to maintain themselves, how to take care of their health that will even prevent them from going to hospital or other places.
ST Billingsley: Well, you definitely have a very inspiring story about overcoming adversity and not letting it stop you from what you want to do. And I have a feeling you’re going to be very successful on your next endeavor here.
Esther Moniba: By the help of God and everybody.
ST Billingsley: All right. Well, thank you very much for being on our show today. And we like to definitely, at some point, we’ll have you come back and talk about where you are or even if you get there and then come back and talk to us about how it’s going.
Esther Moniba: I will surely do that. I might be going in June because I have a friend at the hospital. I’m trying to get the hospital to help me also. So they already did the print out of the building of the clinic. And then he has the blueprint and everything. So the same program they have for Haiti, that’s the program I’m trying to get on.
ST Billingsley: Oh, very good.
Esther Moniba: Yes.
ST Billingsley: Well thank you very much for coming in and talking with us today.
Esther Moniba: Okay.
ST Billingsley: And thank you for joining us today on What’s Up Prince William?
Esther Moniba: Thank you so much.