Breast Feeding Saves Lives

Oct 26, 2012

Our Gift to you: 2013 Calendar

Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps' 2013 Calendar

Thank you for your support. Because you have put your caring into action to Mercy Corps through GlobalGiving, we are able to make a positive impact on lives throughout the world. To show our appreciation, we'd like to give you a Mercy Corps calendar as a thank you and daily reminder of how you are changing lives!

Because of youon the tiny Indonesian island of Buru, the rate of both early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding nearly tripled, to 8 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively, in the first year Mercy Corps was there in 2011 - from the initial breastfeeding rate of 2 percent. The first quarter of 2012 demonstrated an even greater improvement – early breastfeeding followed 72 percent of all live births, and 15.5 percent of all women were exclusively breastfeeding for six months after the birth or more. We could not have had that impact without you!

To receive your free 2013 Mercy Corps wall calendar, please send an email to with your mailing address! Your address will not be used for any other purpose than mailing you this calendar.

If you are a resident of the Portland, Oregon metro area, please keep in mind that Mercy Corps has several upcoming free events that we would love for you to attend. Tuesday evening on October 30th, we have team members share their stories from the field of how positive changes are being made. Please click here for details of this and other upcoming events and exhibits. If you'd like to attend or receive a monthly email of these events, let us know!

As the end of 2012 quickly approaches, thank you in advance for keeping Mercy Corps in mind as a donation option to change additional lives for the better.

Again, thank you!

Midwives like Rina Ardina partner with Mercy Corps
Midwives like Rina Ardina partner with Mercy Corps



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Mercy Corps

Portland, OR, United States

Project Leader

Carlene Deits

Portland, OR United States

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