Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines

 
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We're collecting stories from the actual people who benefit from the projects on GlobalGiving to identify problems and potential solutions. Here are some of the stories that we've collected from communities that have benefited from projects similar to this one. Learn more.

Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

Advice

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Trans-nzoia, Kenya
Map of ADVICE One friend of my mother used to get pregnant and never went to prenatal clinic and she was giving birth well. But one time she was pregnant and my mother advice her to go to clinic because she will be tested and known her status, also she will be give some prevention medicine for malaria. Because she is easily to get malaria and transfer to the foetus. But all those advice was in vain, because she said that she normally carry pregnancy and never went to hospital even during delivery. My mother kept quiet. During labour pain,she called my mother after she saw things was not going well as usuall. But my mother was too busy and never went. Another woman went and helped her but the baby came out while it was already dead. The husband looked for means and took her to hospital. She was treated and also tested and found to be HIV positive which made the child to be born while dead. She was advice and also asked her husband also to be tested. Read more.
Related to project keywords: prenatal, delivery, mother, give, baby

Pneumonia

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kenya, Kenya
Map of Pneumonia Kenya and Africa in general has suffered a major battle. When it comes to pneumonia. This has seen death of many future leaders. This kind of disease that is cartegorized as a killer disease, it has come to pass to say bye bye. The Kenyan government being the first African Country to launch pneumonia vaccine for the infants and a mandatory vaccine for the under 5yrs. Pneumonia as a major killer so gone for the fact that all children will be immunised free of charge in Government hospitals will go in a long way in greatly reducing their mortality rate. This kind of step has and will forever see us achieve our vision 2030. Read more.
Related to project keywords: mortality rate, free charge, country, disease, death

People Should Stop Killing

By a female, under 16 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of PEOPLE SHOULD STOP KILLING We had a very good neighbour who helped us in everything we wanted.He had a shop and he also sold free wood.When we did not have something and he was selling we could go and get then we pay latter.He was kind to everyone who came for help. It was on Tuesday night when we had many people screaming.We did not bother because the noise was coming from far.When morning came.Women were passing by our gate saying that somebody had been killed.To my surprise the person who was killed was our neighbour.He was killed when her young daughter was seeing. Read more.
Related to project keywords: women, free, pay, coming, far

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Organization

Project Leader

Vicki Penwell

Paso Robles, CA United States

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