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A home for pregnant women in Tigray, Ethiopia, will save lives. We need your help to reach £20,000, to save the lives of mums and babies.

£720 raised of £20,000 target 4 %
23 supporters 4 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 11:00am 23rd August 2018

This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 11:00am 23rd August 2018

Give change to make change.

Mums and babies are dying in Ethiopia because they can’t make it to hospital or have a healthcare professional present when they give birth. 85% of people live rurally, the roads are bad and there aren’t many ambulances. Most of these deaths are avoidable

If everyone gives a little, it will equal a lot of change. 

Building a maternal waiting home, where women can stay in the weeks before birth, will help more mums and babies live.

A maternal waiting what? 

Maternal waiting homes are a home from home for expectant mums with high-risk pregnancies, built within the grounds of a main hospital. Women stay there and look after each other in the weeks before birth, but with 24-hour emergency care just a few steps away if it’s needed.

147 women in our Butajira maternal waiting home in southern Ethiopia have already been helped – around half of them or their babies would’ve had severe complications, including death, if they hadn’t been in the home

Help us build: 

  • a safe environment for mothers, babies and families
  • knowledge and skills around antenatal care 
  • a community 
  • a maternal waiting home. 

All our amazing volunteers, doctors and community workers in Tigray are ready to start! We have the passion and expertise to make this work; we just need you.

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If you want to know more about VSO or how you can get involved, please get in touch at enquiry@vsoint.org

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