BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF EDNAS MATERNITY HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: FRIENDS OF EDNAS MATERNITY HOSPITAL
EVENT: Half the Sky Movement
Please consider giving a donation to the Edna Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland in honor of Lisa and her baby boy. The health of the people of Somaliland is among the worst in Africa, with one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. Every year, one baby in eight dies in infancy while nearly 4000 Somali women die in childbirth. This tragedy can be attributed in large part to the long civil war which brought about the death or departure of nearly all of the country’s trained health care professionals. You can read more about Edna's hospital here: http://www.ednahospital.org/.
Your donation of any size can help provide invaluable support:
- $50 - funds the training of one midwife for one week.
- $200 - funds the training of one midwife for one month.
Edna is also trying to raise $400,000 to build a solar and wind power system to help power her hospital. She currently spends $60,000 each year on power alone and is saving for a more sustainable model.