Hello, and welcome to my fundraising page! I am so excited to start two journeys - training for my third marathon, and fundraising for Saving Mothers, an incredible non-profit dedicated to ending maternal mortality worldwide. As someone who loves to run and is very passionate about creating a world where everyone has equal access to quality health care, this opportunity was too good to pass up.
Postpartum hemorrhaging is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide. Saving Mothers has designed Post-Partum Hemmorhage kits, which contain medications and illustrated instructions to help birth attendants prevent hemorrhaging in new mothers. The value of these kits in low-resource settings cannot be understated. $50 allows Saving Mothers to donate 5 Postpartum Hemmorhage kits, ensuring the safety of 5 mothers and their babies, and preventing the heartbreaking loss of a mother.
In addition to providing these life-saving kits, Saving Mothers partners with local communities in Guatemala to train comadronas, or birth attendants. By training comadronas, more Guatemalan women are able to give birth safely at home, reducing maternal mortality. The cost of training one comadrona is only $1,500, and will have a lasting positive impact on the community.
By raising $5,000 for Saving Mothers, the organization will be able to train 3 birth attendants, donate 500 Safe Birth Kits or Postpartum Hemorrhage Kits, purchase pre-natal vitamins for 1,000 expecting mothers, or give 10 surgeons the ability to travel to developing countries to help train medical providers in the best and safest practices to prevent maternal mortality. Please consider donating to my fundraising page, because no woman should die giving life.
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