BENEFITING: MOTHER HEALTH INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
EVENT DATE: Feb 14, 2016
Will you join me in an opportunity to love on some mamas in need this Valentine’s Day?
Most of us will never forget the panicked drive across town to the birth center or hospital to deliver our babies. It’s an intense and nerve-wracking experience to say the least!
But imagine there was no car.
Imagine you had to walk for hours to get to the birth center.
Now imagine that complications arise once you’re there. You need to be transferred to a hospital. But there’s no ambulance. And the hospital is 50 miles away.
That’s when you become one of the statistics.
In Northern Uganda, a woman has a 1 in 25 lifetime chance of dying during childbirth. It’s heartbreaking.
But an amazing mama, Rachel Zaslow, and her team of local midwives are helping to change that. They’re called Mother Health International, and, using the midwifery model of care, they’re saving lives.
Since 2008, their birth center has never lost a mother.
Please click here to help this awesome organization.
We give 10% of our revenue from the our birth course to Mother Health because we love what they do. But I believe that TOGETHER, we could do so much more.
If you’d be willing to give just $10.00, we can fund a key part of Mother Health’s live-saving awesomeness: Their WHEELS.
- Their Mobile Midwives project puts midwives on bikes and brings prenatal care to rural areas. Because of this initiative, over 90% of their mamas get at least 6 prenatal visits before birth! This is HUGE.
- Their two motorcycles with covered beds attached to the back (see pic below) pick women up in labor, bring them to the clinic for delivery, and drive them home post-partum.
- And this year, they were able to purchase an ambulance, which stands by to bring women to the hospital in a timely and efficient manner when complications arise.
These wheels literally save hundreds of lives every month.
But they don’t roll for free. In fact, they’re a big part of Mother Health’s operating budget.
If you can spare $10, we can cover the costs of Mother Health’s wheels in 2016.
This will ensure moms who needs a ride during birth will get one. Such a basic need. One that we can fulfill with just a $10 gift. Isn’t that crazy?!
How good will we feel if we can do this one specific thing for mamas and babies in need.
Your contribution will go directly to rides for mamas.
Not one penny goes to staff salary or charity administrative fees. The fundraising platform we’re using charges 3%, which is the lowest in the industry.
So 97% of what we earn goes to help mamas in need like the beautiful women you see in the pictures on this page.
Mother Health is a registered non-profit
Which means that your donation is tax deductible. Print out your receipt and save it for tax time next year.
Will you join me in helping these mamas out?
I know that we can do this by Valentine’s Day. Together. In the name of love.
Click here to make a safe and easy online donation.