Did you know that 810 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth? And 94% of all maternal deaths occur in low-income or lower-middle income countries? (World Health Organization)
LiveBeyond started its maternal health program in 2012 in Thomazeau, Haiti, to write a new story for these women. A mother shouldn’t have to worry about death because of childbirth, which should be an entirely life-giving experience. She shouldn’t have to think about death when she learns a new family member will be joining her in less than 9 short months. Mothers in Haiti deserve to celebrate the life of their babies and experience a safe and healthy pregnancy and childbirth.
We have committed many efforts to the mothers in Thomazeau, Haiti during the last 9 years, including:
– Weekly maternal health checkups
– Proper nutrition and vitamins
– Community home health check-ins
– Maternal health education
While these efforts have greatly impacted our region of Thomazeau, Haiti, more work still needs to be done. No mother should die from preventable causes related to pregnancy or childbirth, which is why we launched our 2nd annual Mother’s Day Campaign 3 weeks ago. Read this blog to learn more about the campaign.
Watch this short video from Laurie Vanderpool, LiveBeyond Co-Founder, about our current work in the maternal health program and how you can be involved.
You can help us reach our goal by Mother’s Day! Here is how you can help:
1. Donate $100 to sponsor a delivery & help a mother have a safe environment to deliver her child. Click here to donate.
2. Share our posts on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to spread awareness.
3. Pray for the mothers in Haiti.
We are well on our way to meeting our goal of all 350 anticipated deliveries sponsored by Mother’s Day, but we still need your help! Donate today to ensure all 350 deliveries are sponsored.
A big thank you to all who have already donated towards the Mother’s Day Campaign! We appreciate your generosity. Together, we will change the world one life at a time!
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