| Aug 1, 2017
A special gift: Childhood in Haiti
A young mother attends to her child
According to the World Bank, 25 of 1000 children born in Haiti die of causes like a lack of pre- and post-natal care. Facing this reality, indifference ceases to be an option!
Adeline, a 32-year old expectant mother, not only attends Klinik Saint Spirit in Haiti but also participates in workshops with pregnant women. After participating in them, she shares:
“Jessica's workshop help me knows what can I eat and how to take care of myself during the pregnancy for everything to be alright. I've learn how to take care of the baby to keep her healthy. This is my second child and if I had all this information when I was about to have my first child I would have been more prepared to take care of her. Now, thanks to Jessica's workshops, I'm less worried about what I feel during the pregnancy because I know it's normal and I know what to do if there is a problem."
The statistics are striking: 5.9% of Haitian children die for preventable reasons like malnutrition and lack of vaccines (UNICEF, Ministerio de la Salud Pública y la Población de Haití, 2012), which means that we need to continue working. Adeline is only one of the 6500 mothers we want to reach thanks to the direct attention and prevention workshops we carry out at Escuela Angel Mackenson in Wharf Jeremie, Cite Soleil, and Kilink Saint Spirit in Croix des Bouquets de Haiti.
Since the beginning of this campaign, we’ve received 17 donations that have helped us raise $353 to give pregnant women like Adeline more confidence during their pregnancies and more tools to care for their children born in Haiti.
We say NO to the inequality in Haiti! Your support matters!
A pregnant mother in one of our workshops