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Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!

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Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!
Empower OneMama Health Clinic to Sustainability!

OneMama Village Celebrating International Women’s Day with Local Gathering

March 8,2018 – International Women’s Day 

For the first time thirty women from the OneMama village in Uganda gathered together with a larger group of women within the local government to celebrate the empowerment of women. They joined  together with the community and the globe to honor the achievement of women all over the world.

The goal for this gathering was to celebrate the empowerment of women and to share ideas on ways they can support each other moving forward. This gathering was a chance to sing, dance, and share their stories about how they are creating change in their families and in their communities, so all women and girls have the chance to thrive.

“The OneMama women are excited. They’ve never eally branched out to other communities. What a great moment to start… by joining with other women to support and empower each other!”

– Siobhan Neilland, OneMama.org CEO and founder.

OneMama.org takes this day to recognise all the women that have come before us and be reminded of the goals we are still working towards for the bettering of the lives of women around the globe.

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”— Unknown. 

Dear OneMama - Siobhan,
2017 was definitely  a full year! 
The team at OneMama is so thankful for our global family that has stood by us and supported us in our commitment ensuring every baby is born into this world knowing they are loved and matter! 
Did you know that 800 women die every day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and giving birth? At OneMama, we are changing this statistic!
To continue our mission of sustaining the OneMama Clinic in Uganda, and the building of future clinics, we need YOUR help. We’re calling on YOU to harness your individual power to create global social change by investing in our sustainable development program in Uganda. 
Start the NEW YEAR Off with the SPIRIT of GIVING and  make your tax-deductible donation to our birthing, domestic violence prevention, and vocational training programs TODAY!
This last year has been a year of solidifying a new foundation for OneMama.org to create bigger ripples of social change than ever before. We have so many exciting projects to unveil in 2018... We can’t wait to share them all with you in the next few weeks!
Thank you for being a part of our OneMama.org family and taking time today to invest in a brighter future for our global communities.
Happy New Year to All - Love and Light,
Siobhan Neilland
“We are all OneMama Living on One Mother Earth”

Siobhan Neilland made Mogul’s Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion List

The OneMama team is excited to announce that Siobhan Neilland made number nine on 
Mogul’s Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion list for 2017.

 

Mogul is the “fasting growing technology platform for women to connect, share information and access knowledge.” Mogul has 165 million views each month and is also UN Women partner.

“Those mentioned have made, and continue to make, enormous strides in hiring a diverse talent, creating welcoming environments and communities for employees and contributing to society in meaningful ways.” – Mogul

Mogul selected Siobhan because of her collective work with OneMama.org and her work building out technology organizations with Amazon (Prime Now) focusing on diversity

Siobhan Neilland founded OneMama.org, a UN Consultative nonprofit that brings maternal care, health and family services, as well as economic sustainability to women and their families in rural African communities where people survive on under $1.25 a day. She is also the lead recruiter for Amazon Prime Now. The Prime Now leadership team started as almost entirely female, and nearly sixty-percent of all Amazon Prime Now’s tech teams are women.

See Top 100 list here : https://onmogul.com/stories/top-100-innovators-in-diversity-inclusion

Siobhan is really excited to utilize her skills for both her tech work as well as giving all women a voice:

“I am so touched to be a part of an amazing list of women who are making a difference in the world and giving a voice to woman on all levels of leadership” – Siobhan said

Siobhan continues to find work life balance as she drives change for woman at OneMama.org and continues to fight for access and empowerment to woman who live under $1.25 a day. The same goes for her Staffing Diversity and Inclusion consulting role at Amazon in the Prime Now team. She currently is moving the needle in hiring woman and giving access and a pathway to leadership roles for woman in technology. She is making an impact with her inclusion and engangement events in both for tune 100’s and the non-profit sectors.

Congratualations, Siobhan!

– The OneMama Team

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New Funding Vision Set Forth at Uganda’s OneMama Clinic!

Womens Day in Uganda - OneMama Sponsored
     On-the-ground fieldwork is imperative to the success of the OneMama Clinic.

Since founder, Siobhan Neilland, resides full time in California, her yearly trips to Uganda are times of extreme focus. The year-round work we do relies heavily on these five to six weeks when we implement and improve programs, staff training, and do community outreach. This year followed that same rhythm in strides! The OneMama team and Clinic in Uganda are hopeful that by sharing these trip updates, it will help bring forward new partners. Most of all, new partnerships are essential to complete the important work the OneMama clinic does each day.

We love our little OneMama Clinic! …The people, power, and dedication of a community that really does want to transform the way it thrives! First of all, we need to share upfront that donations have not been coming in like they have in the past. Consequently, we suspect that this is due to the political climate in the US. Support and donations used to come in often, however we are now seeing less and less participation from organizations and individuals here. Also, the change in laws in the United States have affected the way we do things in Africa. These changes are worrying our little clinic and Siobhan experienced this first hand during her recent trips to the village.

As the political and fundraising climate was changing, Siobhan realized that as a leader, it is her job to adjust with the times.

“My number one priority is for the OneMama Clinic to survive and keep the doors open and thriving. If former funding paradigms are not working, we need to find new ones. What I’m realizing is, instead of relying so heavily on products that will sell well in the U.S. and International markets, we are going to focus on creating products and crops that will sell in Uganda with the goal to be self-funding in a year in a half.” – Quote by Siobhan

Ugandan OneMama Village

 

Below are some of the first steps to making this adjustment. A bulleted overview of Siobhan’s recent trips to the village from Siobhan’s perspective:
  • Most noteworthy, we bought new fabrics to make a new OneMama fashion collection featured at New York Fashion Week 2017. The new fabric combines t-shirt materials with military inspired uniform fabric. The creation of classy designs that fits all women’s body shapes. Also, we increased our men’s wear collection and this will also be featured at New York Fashion Week.
  • We met with a lot of political figures in Ugandan parliament, or Chairmen, as they are called in Uganda. We met with the Chairmen (Governor) of Kayunga and he spoke at our Community event of 500-700 people. It was a special time where we served food and presented all the new health and economic programs for the clinic… even the trusted leading aid to the President of Uganda was in attendance!
  • OneMama has a women’s soccer team!

    At the Community event we presented the local women’s soccer team that OneMama is a proud sponsor. The team includes members of our Community, as well as, OneMama staff.
    OneMama Women's Day Celebration - Introducing Soccer Team

  • Taking care of Mama! – One morning Siobhan took mama Jamira to go get her hair done.  “A small gesture to make sure she is taken care of.”  Siobhan tries to share one-on-time with all the wonderful staff at the OneMama Clinic.
  • We introduced multiple new projects to our economic sustainability programs. First of all, the insect project. Insects can help create more protein for the community as well as financial sustainability. Siobhan’s life-partner, who accompanied her on the trip, lovingly headed up this new project. Additionally, we built out or expanded many other projects. These include honey harvesting, herbal and eatable crop production for local sales, providing menstrual pads for sale and use in the community, and creating new, sustainable designs for OneMama Collection necklaces, purses, and clothing. As a result of the political climate, collection items are now created with sales in the local marketplaces in the forefront of efforts.
  • We had countless meetings with the community advisory board, our OneMama staff, potential partners, and the community at large.
  • We built out partner relationships with the people who will be working on our labs, family planning programs, and our domestic violence programs.
  • Our OneMama staff signed on for another year to work at the OneMama clinic, we have a full staff and three nurses.
  • We had the privilege to share with the community how we gained consultative status with the United Nations – giving their village a voice on the world stage of policy change!

OneMama Initiative in Action at Women's Day Celebration in Uganda

Most importantly, our OneMama Clinic cannot stay open without changing the way it operates in the bigger picture. At the same time, we would not be this far without those who share in the OneMama vision. We need these partnerships to continue and are hopeful that these new developments inspire you into greater action!

     The Simple Truth: Our clinic and the people who benefit from it rely on the people of the OneMama world village.“We are All OneMama”Are you with us?
I am writing from Uganda, where I've been very busy celebrating and dancing with Mama Jamira and the villagers, meeting with local government officials, and talking with the community about how to sustain and grow our programs. I hope you've seen some of the latest videos on social media of our celebrations and our progress!
 
I am also writing today because that progress was made possible in part by your generous support of OneMama! Thank you!! Right now, we need your actions of heroism again to connect OneMama with more help. Month to month, I worry that we won't be able to keep the clinic open much longer. Being here now, that reality really sets in. I am only in Uganda for a short amount of time, and this is the best time to make things happen!
 
Would you please consider being OneMama Global Ambassador? Especially at a challenging time when funding has been cut to many NGOs around the world due to the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule under the current administration in the White House, we need some extra support from our amazing OneMama family! 

 
What does it mean to be a OneMama Global Ambassador? It's simple: Reach out today to a few friends to find just 3 (or more) people who can pledge just $25 per month to OneMama. That is just less than $1 a day!  Every $2 donated saves a mama and a baby! Below is suggested email text for you to copy and paste to send to your action hero friends and family.
 
We don't have a lot of time. The action you take now may be what helps keep our clinic doors open for another year and longer, at a time when so many nonprofits are struggling. We have seen so many positive changes in these communities where people live on under $1.25 a day, and we need your help to keep progress moving forward!
 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart and all OneMama's here and around the globe. 

Love & Light, 

Siobhan "OneMama" Neilland  
aka Nakiganda 
Founder OneMama.org and ShaBoom Beauty 
info@OneMama.org |  OneMama
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SAMPLE EMAIL COPY FOR YOU TO SHARE/SEND WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:

Dear Friends and Family,
 
If you knew that giving less than $1 a day would literally save lives, would you do it?
 
I'm a OneMama Global Ambassador, and I am reaching out because I know you care about making a difference. OneMama brings maternal care, localized health and family services, as well as economic sustainability to women and their families in rural communities where people survive on under $1.25 a day.  Every $2 donated to OneMama saves a mama and baby!
 
Right now, OneMama needs our help to keep the birthing and medical clinics open. Will you pledge just $25 a month to help the women and families who are counting on these clinics, and who are also learning new trades through OneMama to create economic sustainability for their families? That's less than $1 a day, and it will save lives.You will give the people of this community a better future!
 
Go to GlobalGiving Onemama page to give a recurring donationhttps. 
In a world that can seem full of cruelty and suffering sometimes, and where figuring out how to help can often feel overwhelming, this is one simple action step you can take TODAY to save lives. I give to OneMama because I know it makes a difference, and you can too!
  
Thank you!  

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Start Fighting for your JOY and the JOY of others!
 
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/finish-building-the-onemama-clinic-in-uganda/
How to Help Save Mamas and Babies
The OneMama Organization 501(c)3 - OneMama.org
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Be a OneMama Action Hero... Activate your OneMama Powers! 
·      Care for the children of the earth, as if each were our only child
·      Guard our precious planet
·      Take Action to improve injustice and defend innocence
·      Fight for Joy in our lives and the lives of others
·      Extend a Hand respectfully to those in need
·      Allow Others to Reach Out to us, and teach us all how to gratefully receive 
 
We are all OneMama living on OneMother Earth.     


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mama jamira cooking for everyone at the clinic
mama jamira cooking for everyone at the clinic

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