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A Chance at Life

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THE STORY:


     It was December 2008, only five days after the opening of Africa Mission Services (AMS) Community Clinic, that a woman presented in labor. A few hours later, under the beams of an oil lantern and the light of a trusty Maglite, little Esther was born. Since that day the AMS Clinic has delivered hundreds of babies under primitive conditions. In just the first two weeks of this month, July 2017, ten little newborns have entered the world assisted by the AMS staff. 

     According to the Kenya National Guidelines for Quality Obstetrics and Perinatal Care, complications related to pregnancy and childbirth is the leading cause of mortality in females over the age of 5. In 2009, maternal mortality rates in Kenya were a staggering 488 per 100,000 live births with neonatal deaths as high as 31 per 1,000 live births. 

     Coming from developed countries, we are accustomed to anticipating a healthy pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn. Yet for a Kenyan woman, becoming pregnant places her at the greatest risk of her life. Over the past few years, we have seen a marked increase in women seeking prenatal care and desiring to deliver under the care of a skilled birth attendant. 

     At the AMS Clinic, it is our desire to turn what was originally designed as an operating theatre into a proper labor and delivery room. The vision includes a delivery bed, monitors for mother and child, clean working surfaces, surgical lights, a functioning bathroom, scrub sinks, oxygen tanks, delivery kits and instruments, etc. In addition, we are looking to hire a trained Maasai woman to work solely in women’s health – from providing family planning, cervical cancer screening, to assisting with deliveries and pre/post-natal care. 

     It is our hope that you will consider giving to this cause. By working together, perhaps one more mother will live to see her child grow up, and one more child will take his first breath. Lets give them a chance at life…

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To This Fundraiser

$12,025

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joanne Robins

    $350

  • Kristy Williams

    $11,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kimberly

    $100

  • Tapio

    $100

  • Annie Clarke

    $125

  • Morello

    $250

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48% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $12,025 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Morello

Morello

DONATION: $250

Such a heartfelt project Francis !! 20 hours ago

Annie Clarke

Annie Clarke

DONATION: $125

1 week ago

Tapio

Tapio

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Kimberly

Kimberly

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 weeks ago

Kristy Williams

Kristy Williams

DONATION: $11,000

4 weeks ago

Joanne Robins

Joanne Robins

DONATION: $350

Susan Whitworth 1 month ago