Happy Holidays from Kupona Foundation!
We were thrilled to be a part of GlobalGiving’s Match A Million campaign on Giving Tuesday. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise over $4,200 for mothers and newborns in Tanzania, unlocking over $1,300 in matching funds. With over $5,500 we can fund 83 hours of clinical training for medical teams in Dar es Salaam. Tasked with delivering babies on some of the busiest labor wards in the country, training will empower these teams to provide high quality care that will save lives and prevent disability. If you haven’t yet made a donation to Kupona this holiday season it is not too late to give.
While you were flexing your giving muscles, I was in Tanzania, seeing the impact of your support first hand. Walking through the site of CCBRT’s Maternity and Newborn Hospital, I got a glimpse of the meticulous operational plans currently in development for the new facility. Everything is being designed around the patient – her safety, her rights, and her comfort. Work also continues in public healthcare facilities in Dar es Salaam. Members of the team were out of the office working with clinical teams around Dar es Salaam to build their skills and strengthen their services. The specialists at CCBRT are not stuck behind their desks - they are on the frontline, delivering babies and empowering healthcare providers to save lives.
Despite incredible progress in the last 5 years, there are still countless women and newborns facing life threatening delays in receiving the quality care they need. If you haven’t already done so, please consider a gift to Kupona this holiday season. It only takes one donation to shift the course of a person’s future: to determine whether a woman and her baby will thrive. Your donation could be the one that changes everything.
Thank you for your continued generosity. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, and a happy and healthy 2017.