MUDULA WATER INC via Crowdrise
July 18, 2012
BENEFITING: WEEMA International, Inc.
- Worldwide a woman dies every 90 seconds from complications of childbirth- 90% of these deaths are preventable.
- Current estimates of maternal mortality in Ethiopia is 875 deaths per 100,000 live births-one of the highest in the world.
- In rural Ethiopia, only 3% of childbirths are attended by skilled professionals.
- Provide scholarships 4 women from the Mudula/Tembaro area to attend Hamlin College of Midwives (affiliated with the Hamlin Fistula Hospital.)
Currently there are no trained midwifes in the entire Tembaro district. Scholarship recipient(s) will be announced in August 2012 and will start school Fall 2012.
COST: $16,000 annually (for 4 scholarships) for 4 years
To learn more about the Hamling College of Midwives: http://www.hamlinfistula.org.au/hospital/midwifery.html