Interview with the D’s, 4-28-03. They found themselves in a small medical outreach because the people found out they could be diagnosed and get medicine.
It built repoire with the Muslim people; they felt confidence in the Drevlows.
They were able to pass the ministry on to local people before it got out of hand.
The village has projects they would sometimes help with.
– Interview with Dr. B, 5-6-03:
Initially, the approach to working with the Yala-speaking people in Nigeria was medical work through a medical center. Before their work began, 1 in 2 children died by the age of 5- mainly from diseases such as malaria, hepatitis, small pox and the measles. The Bunkowskes also worked to reduce the Yala language to writing and develop programs of literacy.