Secure Brighter Futures for 3,000 Filipinas

by Roots of Health
Secure Brighter Futures for 3,000 Filipinas
Secure Brighter Futures for 3,000 Filipinas
Secure Brighter Futures for 3,000 Filipinas
Secure Brighter Futures for 3,000 Filipinas

Summary

This project will provide contraceptive services to 3,000 women and girls in Palawan who need them most. Our services ensure that women and girls avoid unplanned pregnancies which can derail their schooling and ability to work, and mire them in poverty. Our clinic is holistic and also provides prenatal checkups and HIV screening.

$7,020
total raised
73
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Women in the Philippines have difficulties accessing contraception. Many live on remote Islands or inaccessible mountain areas. Travel can be difficult and dangerous. These factors combined with the influence of conservative politicians means that government clinics often don't have the full range of contraceptive options available. As a consequence, women and girls have a high number of unplanned pregnancies which significantly limits their futures and keeps them in poverty.

Solution

Our education campaigns dispel myths like the belief that jumping up and down prevents pregnancy. Once women and girls know how pregnancy happens and how contraception works, they make the decision to protect their health, and come to our clinic. Our clinic provides high-quality contraceptive, prenatal, and HIV screening services--all for free!! Women and girls know that they will be treated respectfully and without judgement.

Long-Term Impact

Empowering young women to delay childbirth has significant effects on their education, their earning potential and the stability of future relationships. Regardless of age, it also impacts their own health, and the health of future babies. Funding this project will shape the lives of Filipinos for generations to come.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Roots of Health

Location: N Ferrisburgh, VT - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ROHorg
Project Leader:
Amina Swanepoel
N Ferrisburgh, VT United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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