AfroLatina Student Midwife Fund

$7,411 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 183 people in 38 months
Ynanna Djehuty   EL PASO, TX
Dear Community,
Thank you to everyone who has supported me in the last year with pursing my certified professional midwife license. I am down to the wire and need to raise the rest of my funds. I need $1,500 to finish paying my school tuition, $1000 to pay for the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) licensing exam in August to be able to practice, and $2000 to simply have somewhere to live for the next 5 months. That is a grand total of $4500 to complete what I've set out to do: serve as a midwife and reproductive healthcare provider to our women in New Jersey and New York.

Why is this a community matter? I am answering the call to support our women in New Jersey and New York who need a culturally relevant midwife and health care provider. My special interest is young teenage mothers and women in their twenties. Our women are falling through the cracks in terms of reproductive health. From personal experience, I know the neglect that the urban communities like the Bronx, Brooklyn, Jersey City and Queens. I want to fill in this void with the skills and knowledge I have gained. In short, what I am doing is not for me but for my community to ensure that our future and current generation have a chance at healthier lives.

Furthermore, we need comprehensive education for women of all ages about their reproductive health so that we can begin to empower ourselves and influence a better legacy for our future generations. I need help to continue to step up in this way. Please help me in the form of a donation, resource or method of fundraising so I can reach my goal and come back home to serve.

Thank you for answering the call to help our women rise up and be empowered by adding a bilingual midwife to your community!
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Update 21
25 months ago
Update! A huge shout-out to those who donated to my campaign. Another huge shout-out for everyone who reached out, gave ideas, prayed, sent good vibes and kept me positive as I kept raising the funds I needed to stay in school.

As of last weekend, I am able to pay for the short-term needs regarding tuition. I won't be flying home until I am all done! I have a few months left until my tour and graduation, and I couldn't have done it with you. I will still be fundraising to take the licensing exam and stay afloat. Thank you so much for believing in me. I look forward to transitioning back home east in whatever way the Universe and I decide is best. I look forward to supporting sisters back home in birth and reproductive health and wellness. Love you all very much!


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Update 20
31 months ago
Eres Una Partera? Are You a Midwife?: Reflecting on My First Quarter of Midwifery Training

Today marks the end of an incredible 3 months of life. I can honestly say I couldn't have done this alone. The journey to this point has been quite the struggle, with friends and family supporting me and my vision for healing our collective. So many things and ways of thinking have changed.

Check out the link to read my full reflection: http://www.thesewatersrundeep.com/2013/12/eres-una-partera-are-you-a-midwife-reflecting-on-my-first-quarter-of-midwifery-training/
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Update 19
32 months ago
I want to connect with people and organizations that can help me reach my goal in some way. Perhaps you have someone in your network that could help. I have a short term goal of about $3000 (which is in addition to what I have raised) by the end of the year and an overall goal of $13,000 to be able to graduate next September. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Update 18
33 months ago
There are not enough words to describe being one of the first human beings to receive a brand new human life in your hands. In the wee hours of this morning, I had the honor of catching, quite literally, the first of many small, resilient and vibrant beings on this journey. My hands guided by another midwife and all the ancestors whose hands have caught generations before me. Thank you to everyone who has helped me get this far!
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Ynanna Djehuty
38 months ago

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! I am in deep gratitude :)

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$7,411 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 183 people in 38 months
Created May 26, 2013
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Annie Kuntz
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Dr. Nailah Roland
23 months ago

Because we all have dreams which must be cultivated and nurtured to realization.... PS you WILL be my midwife once I am with child! Asé sis!

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Isadora galjour
23 months ago

May your hands, head and heart be blessed to do this sacred work in the world.

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23 months ago
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Ynanna Djehuty
38 months ago

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! I am in deep gratitude :)

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