UPDATE!!! I am now leaving for Uganda July 27, this year! I am running out of time to reach my fundraising goal, so please help of you're able!
Over 2 weeks in Uganda I will be assisting in a 7 day intensive birth attendant taining program for 30 women (and the number is growing) and spending the remaining time teaching 150+ women childbirth education and reaching out to many other women who are widowed and are facing obstacles in their lives.
This opportunity came to me so quickly leaving me little time to financially prepare to purchase birth supplies for the local women in training and the women who will be giving birth while I am there.
I believe that every woman has the right to a safe and satisfying birth experience. Every dollar you donate will go towards purchasing a The MamaKit for a woman who needs it. The Kit provides a lifeline for many of these mothers to assist child birth thus addressing the problem of maternal death. The kits are purchased from a local organization called PACE in Uganda for $7-$10. Therefore, my $3000.00 goal should supply 300 women a better chance for a safer birth.
According to PACE Uganda, A CDK (Clean Delivery Kit) provides the necessary tools and instructions to achieve the World Health Organization's "Five Cleans" throughout the birthing process and reduce maternal and child mortality. It can prevents infections and death of the mother and baby by preventing tetanus, sepsis, HIV, infant eye infection.
A CDK contains; a plastic sheet, soap, 2 pairs of surgical gloves, cotton wool, cord ties, surgical blade and a new child growth and postnatal card.
I have been dreaming about an opportunity to use my knowledge and expertise in birth work to support women abroad. This volunteer opportunity is unfolding quickly so I can use all the help I can get to make this dream a reality. Thank you so much to all who can contribute!
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