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Mias trip with Midwives For Haiti

Organized by: Mia Baer

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EVENT DATE Dec 06, 2014

THE STORY:

Hi everyone
SIMPLE AND DIRECT VERSION:
*Dec 6th I arrive in Hinche, Haiti to work with the organization Midwives For Haiti
*My entire trip is my own cost which I am honored to pay
*I want my fundraiser project to be very specific ~ Clean Delivery Kits for the Traditional Birth Attendants
*GOAL $1000 = 500 Clean Delivery Kits (only $2.00 each)
*I will be buying the supplies, making the packs and delivering every CDK to Hinche, Haiti.
*I need your help :)

THE LENGTHIER VERSION:
On December 6th I will be traveling to Haiti to work with the organization Midwives for Haiti. This organization is helping train Haitian women and men to become Skilled Birth Attendants along with providing a Mobile Pre-natal Clinic, Maternity Center at Ste. Terese Hospital, a Post-natal Program and a Matron Outreach Program.
Why Haiti? Haiti is the most dangerous country in the western hemisphere to give birth.
How did I choose this program?
My Midwifery interest began to grow in nursing school. I read and watched everything I could get my hands on. The births I was a part of in school became the defining moments of my entire education. I then went on to become a Doula. I am now considering going back to school for a Masters in Nurse-Midwifery. I knew I wanted to travel and experience a midwifery volunteer program that would allow me to really get to the grassroots of a midwifes role (in this case a Traditional Birth Attendant). Somewhere where help was in great need.
I chose Midwives For Haiti first through word of mouth and then through the magic of universal winks and synchronicities that I could not ignore.
Now here I am with this fundraiser.
I wanted mine to be as simple and direct as possible. I wanted people who donated to know exactly how their money was going to be used. So I am setting the goal of $1000. I will be buying the exact items contained in the CDKs that reflect the World Health Organization’s six principles of cleanliness for birth including, (1) clean hands, (2) clean delivery surface, (3) clean perineum, (4) clean cord cutting instrument, (5) clean cord ties, and (6) clean cord care of the newborn baby.
With $1000 I will be able to make 500 kits. With the help of my amazing husband and mother, we will be putting these packs together over the Thanksgiving Holiday. I will then be packing up the kits and hand delivering them to Haiti in early December.
I appreciate you reading this and your donations.
Know you are doing something great!!
Much love,
Mia

For more information:

www.MidwivesforHaiti.org

www.MidwivesforHaiti.org/clean-birth-kits.html

 

$1,310

 

131% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Courtney Cleaver

     

  • Pasquale Cardinale

    $20

  • Joe Mitnick

    $25

  • Lori Baer

    $50

  • Annie

    $25

  • Jacalyn Durfee

    $30

  • Kathy Baer Gulseth

    $25

  • Lisa Wilson

    $25

  • Erin Mallon

    $25

  • Megan Hart and Jorge Cordova

    $20

  • Kara Merrill

    $50

  • Jennifer Bowen

    $20

  • Alex Dorman

    $20

  • Stacie Evenk

    $25

  • MILY

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mom

    $50

  • jenny Kotsikopoulos

     

  • Crystal DeMey

    $25

  • Peggy Davis

    $25

  • Jimmy and Skye Lynch

    $25

  • Joseph & Crystal Mancuso

    $200

  • Michael Schreiber & Tiffini Minatel-Schreiber

    $50

  • Nancy Shua

    $200

  • Angelo

    $100

  • Jill Gillespie

    $50

  • Aino Siren

     

  • Kathy, Steve and Chloe Jones

    $50

  • Lauren Joseph

     

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Donor Comments

Lauren Joseph

Lauren Joseph

3 years ago

Kathy, Steve and Chloe Jones

Kathy, Steve and Chloe Jones

DONATION: $50

Wishing you the best on your journey XOXO 3 years ago

Aino Siren

Aino Siren

For all the moms and babies that can be helped by your big heart Mia! 3 years ago

Jill Gillespie

Jill Gillespie

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Angelo

Angelo

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Nancy Shua

Nancy Shua

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Michael Schreiber & Tiffini Minatel-Schreiber

Michael Schreiber & Tiffini Minatel-Schreiber

DONATION: $50

Much love :-) 3 years ago

Joseph & Crystal Mancuso

Joseph & Crystal Mancuso

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Jimmy and Skye Lynch

Jimmy and Skye Lynch

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Peggy Davis

Peggy Davis

DONATION: $25

I wanna go with you next time :) 3 years ago

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