“If only I could have my baby safely delivered in a health facility and also safe from any complications, I would really appreciate it,” says Monica.
Meet Monica, a jovial 17-year-old woman from Kenya who’s pregnant with her first child. Our medical partner, Lwala Community Alliance (LCA), report that Monica “complains of headaches and lower abdominal pains. Thus she cannot currently attend to her daily chores including farming which is a source of livelihood for her.” Monica needs special care to ensure a safe delivery, but her family cannot afford it.
“Monica is single and her family are peasant farmers,” LCA continues. “The income they derive from farming is not enough to take care of medical bills during this period of pregnancy.”
For $290, we can fund prenatal care, delivery, and postnatal care while also mitigating her pain during pregnancy. After she gives birth, Monica hopes to enroll in college. With prenatal care and a safe delivery, LCA tells us Monica “will be free from headaches and lower abdominal pains. She will resume her normal duties and have a safe delivery.”