Save women and children from dying during birth

Mar 27, 2012

Latest on Saving Mothers from Dying in Childbirth

The 40 midwife trainees selected from the villages have now completed two months of their year long training. The trainees are living in the new dormitory whose construction was funded by KIDS FOR KIDS at the Ministry of Health's Midwives Training School in 2010. This was funded by KIDS FOR KIDS when we found that lack of accommodation was the principal factor preventing the training an adequate number of village midwives. The commitment of the trainees is outstanding - many of them have left small children to be cared for my family members back home. To find women willing to be parted from their babies and young children for such a long time is quite amazing and shows just how much all women value the possibility of having a trained person in the village to guide them through pregnancy and childbirth and how proud these women are to be able to bring these services and peace of mind to all mothers in the village.

In the meantime the midwives trained in the past by KIDS FOR KIDS are making a real difference to the lives of pregnant women and nursing mothers in the villages. Through their efforts a significant dent has been made in the maternal mortality rate.



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Donation Options
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?


Kids for Kids

Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom

Project Leader

Patricia Parker

CEO & Chairman of Trustees
Dorking, Surrey United Kingdom

Where is this project located?

Map of Save women and children from dying during birth