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Welcome


"Peace on earth begins with family, and the family begins with birth." - Kitty Ernst
 

 

An estimated 75% of women in Haiti give birth without a trained healthcare provider.

My daughter, Phoebe Kate, lost her birth mother and twin sister at birth due to this lack of resources and knowledge.

This has inspired me to take my years of nursing experience further by getting my Masters in Nurse Midwifery.

In July 2017, we are looking forward to joining our friends in Haiti to combat the maternal and infant mortality issues as we live and serve there full time.

 

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Story


"Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him." Psalm 127:3

Story


"Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him." Psalm 127:3

We Need Your Help

Simply put, there's not a market yet in Haiti to financially support a career in midwifery.
So we will be relying fully on support for our initial costs to move there, along with long term monthly support to continue to live + serve there.

*All donations are tax-deductible through our partnership with World Outreach Ministries*

 


'GETTING THERE' COST

$25,000

INITIAL START UP COSTS

This initial $25,000 really needs to be raised by July 1, 2017.

MONTHLY PARTNERS

$25  $50  $100

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This family of monthly partners will together help us thrive as we serve in Haiti.


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Problem


“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him...We need not wait to see what others do.” - GANDHI

Problem


“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him...We need not wait to see what others do.” - GANDHI

Why Haiti?

Haiti is an unbelievably beautiful country with a strong culture of resilience and solidarity. Haiti is also the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with a population of roughly10 million.

Most of the country is rural and underdeveloped with a lack of basic infrastructure, environmental degradation, and no waste removal.

Natural disasters such as Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and the devastating 2010 earthquake, which claimed the lives of 250,000 people, have further disrupted progress. A shortage of clean water, proper medical facilities or emergency transportation makes it hard to prosper as Haitians so desperately desire to.

As a result, Haiti is the most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere to give birthMost of these maternal deaths are caused by eclampsia, sepsis, and postpartum hemorrhage (bleeding). In other words, most of these deaths are preventable.

Source: Midwives for Haiti

"Ensuring skilled attendance at all births, backed by emergency obstetric care when needed, would reduce maternal deaths by 75%. That figure rises to about 90% if skilled health personnel play a full role during pregnancy, childbirth, and after birth." -UNFPA

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