Women and Children
In the absence of prenatal care, adequate birthing facilities and trained healthcare workers, many infants and even mothers do not make it through childbirth.
Women who experience prolonged labor are often left with obstetric fistulas, which must be surgically repaired.
Sometimes, women with fistulas are viewed as cursed and are shut out from society.
Furthermore, women often have limited access to sanitary supplies such as pads. This often forces teenage girls to stay home from school during their monthly period, leaving them with a large disadvantage.
How we help
We connect women in need of safe birthing facilities and fistula repair with hospitals in Ethiopia who can assist them during labor or after delivery.
We also have partnered with local organizations to pay girls to sew pads which are then distributed throughout the community.
Currently we have 5,000 pads ready to distribute.
Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, produce 50 percent of the food, but earn 10 percent of the income and own 1 percent of the property.
2012 World Bank Report