BENEFITING: BUMI SEHAT FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL INC
HOURS PLEDGED: 700
I am going to Indonesia this summer! What will I be doing there? I'll be attending births with Ibu Robin Lim and the other dedicated midwives at Bumi Sehat, a birthing center and medical clinic in Bali.
The original Bumi Sehat clinic is located in the village of Nyuh Kuning, outside of Ubud, Bali in Indonesia. The community health center has 2 birthing rooms, a postpartum recovery area, and 3 general health treatment areas. Through a variety of weekly clinics, ongoing birth services and 24-hour a day emergency health services, the Bali clinic provides approximately 9,000 consultations and more than 550 births per year.
Many families are living in poverty and unable to pay for health services. Without access to affordable health services, many individuals are not be able to receive treatment for health problems. Bumi Sehat provides all miwifery and general health services free of charge. Bumi Sehat is currently raising funds to build a larger, purpose-built facility that will allow us to see more patients.
Bumi Sehat is an incredible organization that provides general health care services, emergency care, prenatal, postpartum, birth services and breastfeeding support, in addition to education and environmental programs to it's surrounding communities. Safe, gentle, birthing practices such as water birthing, early skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby, delayed cord cutting and the use of herbs and homeopathic alternatives instead of pharmaceuticals, all contribute to healthier births, healthier mothers and babies at Bumi Sehat.
I intend to raise $7000 before my trip! This money goes directly from my pocket to theirs, and includes three months of volunteer fees!
Please consider donating:
$25 - $50 - $100 - $150 - $200 - $500 - $1000
Donations pay for construction of the new Bali clinic, supplements and medications for mothers and children (including vitamins), nursing supplies, emergency care supplies, homeopathy, acupuncture supplies, newborn clothing and immediate postpartum supplies, cell phones for Balinese workers, prescription glasses, laptops, maintenence and fuel for two emergency vehicles, the salary of over 30 Balinese workers: midwives, medical staff, cleaning staff, and office workers.
Bumi Sehat is able to keep their doors open 24/7 to continue to serve the local moms, babies and residents of the area and surrounding communities with our generous donations alone!