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BN Community Centre: Let’s Help Ogechi Get Her Kidneys Replaced



If you’ve ever had a health-related issue in Nigeria, then you will probably understand that it is extremely difficult to fund your treatment and navigate the healthcare system.

In view of this, BellaNaija launched the BN Community Centre. This online platform will feature “calls for help” as submitted to us. This includes information, photos and account numbers.

It is every parent’s wish that their baby grows up to be more than what they were, accomplish greater and in turn bring joy into their lives. Knowing this, every care and attention is focused on ensuring that their health is in place, as it is commonly agreed that “Health is Wealth!”

For Mr. Kingsley Augustine, watching his first child, an 18 year old girl writhe in pain from the abdominal region he cannot explain, is a far-cry from his plans for her. He has tried everything within his reach to alleviate this pain, spent meagre resources and seen little or no results.

Ogechi Augustine is suffering from Acute Glomerulonephritis and undergoes dialysis twice a week, as against the doctor’s advice of 3 times due to lack of funds. This ailment has prevented her from continuing her education this year, stalled the resources from being channelled to helping out her other siblings where necessary.

Find Doctor’s report attached.
Ogechi’s two kidneys have been affected badly and need to be replaced. Her doctor has recommended a kidney transplant if she is to have any chance of survival. The cost is placed at about N6.5 million for the procedure alone. Ogechi’s mother will donate her kidney but she needs funds to facilitate the surgery drugs and post-op care in LUTH where she will undergo the transplant. The total amount needed which includes cost of procedure and after surgery care is about N6million only.

Little drops make a mighty ocean. Her father, Mr. Kingsley Augustine has done all he knows and needs our help to keep his daughter alive. You can do this, we can do this. Together, we can give a young girl her life and dreams back. We achieve this by our donation for a good cause. Every second counts, every naira will be appreciated and will go a long way.

Please give whatever is in your capacity to help Ogechi. We cannot all give equally, but we can all sacrifice equally. No amount is too small. Please send all donations for “Giving Ogechi Another Chance” to Kingsley Augustine, Guaranty Trust Bank, 0122332673.
Thank you, God bless and increase you!


We, at BellaNaija, encourage you to give if you can. However, please ensure you perform independent verification prior to donating any funds.


  1. hi

    January 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    i think organ harvest of executed ciminals can help in health sectoer.
    jus saying.
    but i know what am saying and it will start happening soooooon.
    why waste organ for termite after death.

  2. Sevenade

    January 13, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Pls, let’s help this girl. Nothing is too little.

  3. rain

    January 13, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Please nothing is too little …….lets help this young lady . Healthcare and funding for treatment is very costly now but together we can lift this young lady

  4. skyhigh

    January 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    a good number of people shy away from donating because some of us have seriously demanding jobs and/or live outside the country so how do we verify is it by a phone call ?? would have been made things easier if BN help us to confirm this instead of pushing that to us ..thanks

  5. Nne Umu Boys!

    January 13, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I want to donate my widow’s mite but something keeps holding me back. Is there a number to call? Can one see the girl? or like Skyhigh suggested, can BN verify and let us know for sure because I cannot afford to lose 1kobo to any scam with my own pile of needs hanging over my head…

    • Seun Akinola

      January 14, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Hi my name is Seun. She is the daughter of my colleague. Pls its very real o. My no is 08060049336 in case you want further or other info. Pls help if you are able to. Thank you

  6. nene

    January 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    what causes kidney disease in nigeria? it’s ridiculously rampant

  7. fleur

    January 14, 2017 at 5:06 am

    This is not the right time but we have to ask why are many 18 year Olds in Nigeria suffering kidney damage? Something they are taking into the body is causing damage or there are diseases that are now very prevalent in this demographic that is wreaking havoc on the body’s only filtration system. I ask because there are only a few kidneys to donate globally and the rate of disease is fueling a dangerous black market for organs in Nigeria and India. Given the rate of disease in Nigeria, no one would want to donate theirs in case they lost use of one. It’s almost certain a person in their prime in Nigeria will lose function in at least one kidney before they hit 30 years. WHY?

  8. Hello

    March 6, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Please, what is the email address for submitting a call for help to the BN Community Centre, thanks

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