Help Pregnant Patients during Coronavirus Pandemic

by Mercy In Action Vineyard, INC
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Help Pregnant Patients during Coronavirus Pandemic
Help Pregnant Patients during Coronavirus Pandemic
Help Pregnant Patients during Coronavirus Pandemic

Project Report | Jul 19, 2023
Returning to a New Normal

By Vicki Penwell | Executive Director

A Safe and Respectful Birth
A Safe and Respectful Birth

Dear Supporters,

On May 5, the World Health Organization declared the end of the Covid-19 global health emergency. After more than three years of disruption and tragedy, resilience and change, we are beginning to look back and reflect.

What does the end of the pandemic emergency mean in a poor, low-resource country like the Philippines, where surviving birth is not a given? What does it mean to say the crisis is over when pregnant women are still refused care at local hospitals, or turned away for lack of money to pay for life-saving emergency care?

 First, we want to thank you, our concerned and generous donors, for stepping up when the COVID-19 crisis struck and was truly urgent. You saved lives with your quick actions so that we could get vital healthcare and food to families in lockdown and pay for all the extra expenses the pandemic demanded.

 Second, now that families have jobs again, food is available to most, and healthcare is a bit more readily available, we will de-activate this project and ask that you support our ongoing Mercy In Action projects to help pregnant women and children living in poverty. We are still providing quality prenatal care every day, delivering 40-plus babies each month, and helping to lift families out of poverty by granting them healthcare that does not include the necessity of cash at the time of care or crippling debt later. Our First 1,000 Days project provides maternity care and child health care up to the 2nd birthday. We are committed to ensuring that mothers and their babies survive and thrive, regardless of their circumstances at birth.

 This is the Mercy In Action project we would ask you to support with your monthly and one-time donations going forward:

Blessings and gratitude,


To survive and thrive, the babies still need help!
To survive and thrive, the babies still need help!


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Mercy In Action Vineyard, INC

Location: Boise, ID - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Vicki Penwell
Boise , ID United States

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