Samahope is a website Janah cofounded to crowdfund medical treatments for people who can’t afford them. Samahope was formed with Dr. Darius Maggi, Shawn Graft and Shivani Garg in 2011 after a visit to Sierra Leone, where Janah met a group of women who were suffering from complications after giving birth outside of hospitals. The organization partners with local clinics and hospitals in poor communities with a track record of excellent care and fiscal discipline. Partners post profiles of doctors who need additional funds to treat more patients. Each month, Samahope collects donations for each patient and sends them to the partner performing the surgery. Partners posts updates on a regular basis so donors may track the progress of the surgeries they fund, and Samahope audits each partner.
It’s simple: no woman or child should suffer from a preventable condition that modern medicine can fix.