Our mission is to champion quality of life for underserved communities in Nigeria.


A world where all children have access to a world-class education and healthcare no matter where they live.


  • Every life is worthy
  • Every person deserves an opportunity to live a meaningful life
  • We faithfully steward our resources

About Us

Ten years ago, during a journey to Benue in North Central Nigeria, a mother had a dream of building a well to provide clean water for the rural community of Ukum in Benue State. In 2014, Impact Missions made that dream a reality.

Today, that well provides clean water to people within a six-mile radius. According to the World Health Organization, there are 2.2 billion people without safely managed water services.

Thanks to Impact Missions, some people in Ukum are no longer in that number. Expanding on its success, Impact Missions has since grown to focus on other vital services, including access to healthcare and education. The construction of Impact Academy Boarding School, moreover, is the organization's largest project to date. Construction is underway thanks to contributors who recognized the vital services that Impact Missions provides to those in need.

The journey - and bigger dreaming - continues.

Our Initiatives


We believe education is a ticket out of poverty, but in these areas, many children between the ages of 6 and 15 are not enrolled in school. 

Impact Missions' model emphasizes holistic education, is committed to remaining affordable for most families, and actively participates and contributes to the communities where it operates.

Health Care

We believe good health and access to healthcare is vital to an individual's wellbeing, but many people in the communities we serve have no access to health care or live a day's journey away from the nearest clinic or hospital. 

Impact Medical Center brings healthcare to communities along with training to address critical health needs.

Anti Human Trafficking

Impact Missions conducts awareness campaigns and initiatives to help survivors rebuild their lives and reintegrate into their communities. Impact also conducts public health awareness/prevention seminars.

Clean Water

Water. Necessary to sustain life. Yet, 2.2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation according to the World Health Organization. Unsafe water can lead to preventable water-related diseases like cholera, diarrhea, hepatitis, malaria and others. Impact Missions partners with communities to bring clean, safe drinking water by digging boreholes (wells) in communities to alleviate the clean water scarcity.


What we believe

We believe education is a ticket out of poverty. We believe every boy and girl should have access to high quality and affordable education by partnering with communities to make certain every child is able to go to school and access healthcare no matter where he or she lives.


How we work

Think of all you take for granted daily: access to education, access to a seat, and a book inside a classroom, a turn of the faucet for an endless supply of clean, drinkable water. Impact Missions not only brings needed resources and services to communities, we make a transformational difference in the people and the communities we serve.


Meet the team


Salome Nengean

Executive Director


Joseph Benesh

Mr. Benesh is the president & CEO of Ingenuity Company, a strategic planning, organizational development, and design firm.

Kim Fankhauser

Ms. Fankhauser is a "Jill of all trades and connector of many." She currently serves as economic development coordinator at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Cory Kiider, CPA

An MBA graduate of the University of Baltimore, Mr. Kiider has experience providing accounting/finance expertise for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and fortune 500 companies. His passions include helping others and traveling the world.

Marike Mericle

A graduate of Dordt University in Iowa, Ms. Mericle worked in the agriculture industry for many years. She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina where she is a home educator of her four children. 

Scot Bauer

Scot is a 30+ year IT guru. He has worked for hundreds of companies including, small businesses, Fortune 25, and government positions. He is most proud of his service of nonprofits who make an impact on people's lives. He is the proud father of three adult sons and three grandsons.

Tara Nagel

As a self-professed global citizen, Ms. Nagel is a communications professional.