1 out of every 71 women in Haiti will die in childbirth or due to complications from pregnancy. 74 babies out of every 1000 births will die. Skilled maternity care is desperately needed.
MamaBabyHaiti is a birth center in Cap Haitien, Haiti, that serves a low income population with a desperate need for skilled hands. They operate on donations and populate the center with volunteers, like me. I have the training and the skills to make a difference in the lives of women who need a midwife, and I will gain the experience I need while working under the supervision of experienced, skilled midwives in Haiti. They need my hands, and I am overjoyed that I get to pursue my training by helping others.
The clinic is largely funded by volunteers who raise money to go there. The cost for me to volunteer at the clinic is $780.00 per week. Ideally, I will be there for three weeks, arriving on July 19th, 2014. If I can raise additional funds, I can extend my stay another week.
I am happy to come and talk at your church or community group about the conditions in Haiti and my goals while I am there. If an organization donates, I will come to give a talk afterwards as well to show pictures and talk about ongoing needs.
Please help me meet this goal!
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