BENEFITING: Global Birthing Home Foundation
ORGANIZER: Global Birthing Home Foundation
I am supporting GBHF because I believe strongly that Haitian professionals are capable of freeing their country from the yoke of handouts. Further, I believe that they know how to do this, but they are in need of financial assistance and some technical assistance to do it. They need NGOs and foreign governments to listen to them and provide support that THEY say they need. By providing this assistance, we can help them do their jobs and in so doing build up their communities.
MN is one of the solutions to Haiti's extremely high maternal and infant mortality rates. They approach this as an all-Haitian staff, with a holistic approach that includes insisting on paying what they can for services, developing microenterprises, and a community garden -- as well as providing high-quality family planning, prenatal, and perinatal care. I see that leveraging resources at MN -- including its capable staff with a strong reputation for providing high-quality maternal and infant care and a growing reputation for community empowerment -- can contribute to this virtuous cycle. Please help them help themselves!