Our sincere thanks to all of the generous donors who helped us reach (and exceed!) our funding goal to pay for the delivery of 75 healthy babies to healthy mothers at Maison de Naissance (MN) birthing home in Torbeck, Haiti.
On average, 75 babies are delivered at MN every month, and the clinic is open 24/7, year 'round. MN is the only modern, professionally staffed maternal health care center for most of the community of 69,000 that live within this impoverished, remote area, spread over many miles.
Your contributions are essential to the live saving services we offer, and are greatly appreciated.
Mesi anpil! (Thank you very much!)
Global Birthing Home Foundation
Sponsor of Maison de Naissance
First, our sincere thanks to everyone who helped us succeed in the Open Challenge and earn a permanent place on Global Giving. The outpouring of support was a great Christmas and New Year's gift all in one for our foundation.
Our total donations to date through Global Giving on this project are $7981, and coupled with donations sent directly to the foundation as a result of this appeal, we have in fact reached our goal of $8625, to deliver 75 healthy babies at the Maison de Naissance (Home of Birth) clinic in Torbeck, Haiti!
We have received our first disbursement of funds, and sent them to the clinic, where we continue to deliver an average of 5 babies every 2 days! While it is true that the cost of all of the appointments (prenatal, delivery, postpartum, HIV/AIDS testing, family planning, and well baby) to ensure a healthy baby is $115, there are other costs associated with keeping a clinic running 24 x 7, 365 days a year, such as fuel for vehicles ($4-6 per gallon), vehicle maintenance, administration, accounting, licensure fees, facility maintenance, etc., so please keep our mission to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in impoverished communities in mind.
As of the end of 2012, although the exact stats are still being compiled for Nov and Dec, we have now delivered over 4200 babies, without a single maternal mortality!
Best wishes to all for 2013!
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