Agnes in Kenya was already in labor when she started a six-hour walk to the nearest hospital to give birth. She didn’t make it. Her baby was born on the side of a muddy road in the pouring rain. Baby Edith developed an infection and died before she was two weeks old.Why a maternity ward now?
In the communities where we work in rural Kenya, only 28% of women will give birth at a health facility. That means more than 70% give birth without skilled care - maybe at home with a mother-in-law or a neighbor. When something goes wrong, no one knows what to do, and so women and newborns needlessly die. A new maternity ward will save lives by bringing skilled care where it’s needed most.We can’t let this happen again.
That’s why I’m asking you to help build a maternity ward - just in time for Mother’s Day. - and another generous friend of CMMB will double your Mother’s Day donation,
DOUBLE MY GIFT NOWFrom the bottom of our hearts,
President & CEO
CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide