Aug 22, 2019

September 2019 Project Report

Hope for Our Sisters is excited to share our quarterly report with news from the Wellness Clinic in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We continue to raise funds through GlobalGiving to provide life-saving care for women who seek cesarean deliveries at this clinic to prevent injury to themselves and their babies. While our organization began with the intention to address fistula (severe incontinence from obstructed labor or trauma), time showed us that by making deliberate efforts to intervene at the root causes of fistula, such as the inability to access quality health care, we will not only play a role in preventing it, but we will also ensure that the next generation of women are healthy, empowered and free to reach their potential. 

Our partners at the Wellness Clinic informed us that between May and mid-August of 2019, 128 cesarean deliveries were provided by way of your thoughtful investments. This is even more cesarean deliveries provided in the preceding period, which had totaled ninety-nine. These procedures cost $120 USD, and that cost is simply out of reach for many people living in developing nations like DRC. Of the women who needed surgical deliveries, 107 could make partial payments and twenty-one could pay nothing at all. Our fund ensures that all women coming to the clinic seeking life-saving maternal health care can receive the care they and their unborn children require.  

Fimi was one such woman. During her seventh pregnancy, Fimi's husband left home in the third trimester without leaving word of where he was going. She had not seen him in three months when her labor began. She had been working to keep her other six children fed, but was unable to afford school fees for them, let alone the enormous cost of a cesarean delivery when the need arose. Thanks to the Maternal Health Fund you have established with your generosity, her baby was safely delivered and the entire cost of the surgery was covered. 

Thank you for coming alongside us to give these women and their babies the best possible outcomes. We are honored to partner with these beautiful women in the pursuit of hope and health.

Links:

Jun 3, 2019

June 2019 Project Report

Davina with her new baby!
Davina with her new baby!

Hope for Our Sisters is excited to share some news from the Wellness Clinic in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With your help, we continue to raise funds to provide life-saving care for women who seek maternal health assistance at this clinic. While our organization began with the intention to address fistula (severe incontinence from obstructed labor or trauma), time showed us that by making deliberate efforts to intervene at the root causes of fistula, such as inability to access quality maternal care, we will not only play a role in preventing it, but we will also ensure that the next generation of women are healthy, empowered and free to reach their potential. 

Our partners at the Wellness Clinic informed us that between March of 2019 and mid-May of 2019, ninety-nine cesarean deliveries were provided by way of your generous donations. This is 150% of the cesarean deliveries provided in the preceding period! These procedures cost $110 USD, a that cost is simply out of reach for many people living in developing nations like DRC. Of the women who needed surgical deliveries, eighty-one could make partial payments and eighteen could pay nothing at all. Our fund ensures that all women coming to the clinic seeking life-saving maternal health care can receive the care they and their unborn children require.  

Davina was one such woman. Last year, she gave birth to twins via cesarean delivery, but both babies passed away due to illness and a lack of adequate medical intervention. At twenty-five years old, Davina became pregnant for a second time. Even in high-income countries, it is often recommended that a woman who has had a cesarean delivery have one with all births going forward. As Davina's husband is unemployed, affording a cesarean delivery was likely out of the question for them. However, as she knew of the Maternal Health Funds at the Wellness Clinic, Davina chose to seek care with our partners there and has since taken home a healthy baby!

Thank you for coming alongside us to give these women and their babies the best possible outcomes. We are honored to partner with these beautiful women in the pursuit of hope and health.

Mar 6, 2019

March 2019 Project Report

Baby Diomo
Baby Diomo

Hope for Our Sisters is excited to share some news from the Wellness Clinic in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With your help, we continue to raise funds to provide life-saving maternal care for women who seek maternal health assistance at this clinic. 

We believe it is not enough to simply treat fistula (severe incontinence from obstructed labor or trauma) in developing countries. Organizations need to create opportunities for communities to prevent the circumstances that lead to fistula. Hope for Our Sisters understands that if we take deliberate efforts to address the root causes of fistula and lack of maternal care, we will not only play a role in preventing it, but ensuring the next generation of women leaders are healthy, empowered and free to reach their potential. The Maternal Health Fund in Goma, DRC is a critical component of our overall fistula prevention efforts.

Our partners at the Wellness Clinic informed us that between December of 2018 and February of 2019, 63 cesarean deliveries were provided by way of your generous donations. As a reminder, the fee for a cesarean delivery at the clinic is $120 USD. This cost is simply out of reach for many people living in developing nations. Of the women who needed surgical deliveries, 39 could make partial payments and 24 could pay nothing at all. Our fund ensures that all women coming to the clinic who are in need of life-saving maternal health care can receive the care they and their unborn children require.  

Thank you for partnering with us to give these women and their babies the best possible outcome. As we work toward a day when life-saving maternal care is readily available to more and more women and their babies, we will provide a way for them to access the care they need today. We are honored to partner with these beautiful women as we pursue hope and health.

Generating hope, one woman at a time!

Links:

 
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.