Maternal Health Program
According to UNICEF, out of 1000 live births, 26 of infants in Rwanda don't make it. In the Lake Kivu community, the infant mortality rate is even higher due to the expecting mothers having even fewer resources. Without prenatal care, both the mother and the baby are at risk due to a lack of maternal education and warning signs being missed.
In 2019, we partnered with four remote island villages on Lake Kivu to bring comprehensive maternal education programs to their local communities. We provide on-going monthly group classes for the expecting mothers of the community to come together, share a meal and prepare for their journey of motherhood.
The classes focus on 5 crucial areas:
It costs $50 for an expecting mother to complete all 5 training classes of the program. On average, 540 mothers a year participate in the program.
Give a one-time or monthly donation to support the program. Giving up two coffee shop orders or one lunch with friends per month can provide life-saving training to an expecting mother.