This holiday season, give the gift of giving! Reach out and change a life. Check out these projects below; any of these gifts will make you feel good about giving.
- In Kenya, 8.4% of children die before they reach the age of five, and less than half of all pregnant mothers will receive regular prenatal or antenatal care, meaning that maternal mortality in Kenya is over twice the global average. For $100, the Riders for Health program in Kenya will keep a health worker on the road for 1 month, delivering vital care to mothers and children in 12 communities. With your gift, you will be helping mothers and children survive and thrive.
- Every year 3.5 million young children die of malnutrition. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life play a pivotal role in their health throughout life. Your donation of $70 to the Million Moms Fund could provide 1,000 days of enhanced health and a brighter future for a child, with small single servings of micronutrients.
- Every minute, a woman dies due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Save a Mom’s life in the Congo: For $65 you can help provide one medical officer with a kit to help perform a safe caesarean section. What could be better than ensuring that child is born alive and healthy to meet her mom? This donation will ensure that the basic tools are available to provide a safe delivery.
- Tetanus is a painful disease that kills one newborn every nine minutes. That’s 160 babies each day. The disease, typically contracted through unhygienic childbirth practices, is swift, cruel and painful. But it is also highly preventable. Your gift of $72 can protect 40 mothers and their future newborns from tetanus by providing three doses of tetanus vaccine, injection supplies, training and pay for health workers, transportation and more.
- Help keep the bond strong between mother and child with Partners in Health (PIH). They have launched a Maternal Mortality Reduction Project in Lesotho - one of the few countries in the world where the number of women dying in of maternal causes has increased over the last decade. Many of these deaths could be prevented if the women had access to skilled delivery assistance and emergency obstetric care. Your gift of $100 will help stock birthing kits for five deliveries.