Hope For Our Sisters Inc. (HFOS) is pleased to share our quarterly update with all of the investors in our endeavor to help provide life-saving maternal care through the Maternal Health Fund at the Wellness Clinic in Goma, Democractic Republic of the Congo. Our partners at the Wellness Clinic report that our maternal funds helped to pay for 144 cesarean deliveries between May and August! There were also 211 women who had vaginal deliveries with skilled attendants in this safe location. Additionally, 624 prenatal visits were conducted. These are enormous numbers of women receiving maternal care in a region where they might otherwise be very under-served. In some places, women will simply be denied treatment if they cannot pay, or held on the hospital grounds until their families can come up with any money loaned to them. Our sisters in Goma are able to return home to other children, spouses and responsibilities, enjoying their babies without worries over catastrophic debts, because of what you have given.
One such woman who benefitted from the maternal health fund was 18-year old Gloria. Her story is heart-breaking - she lost both of her parents to the atrocities of war in her village. While living with her uncle, Gloria was raped and became pregnant. With no one to pay her hospital fees, Gloria was a recipient of full coverage for her cesarean delivery because of your generosity. She is pictured here with a healthy baby. Despite all of the sadness in her life, we have hope that this is the beginning of a happier chapter for Gloria and her beautiful child.
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