Meet Saline, a 25-year-old wife, and mother of three boys living in Kenya. She married a farmer at age 18 and, although unable to attend school growing up, is putting her children through primary school.
Saline is pregnant; however, according to our medical partners at Lwala Community Alliance, Saline is experiencing a loss of appetite, weight loss, vomiting after every meal, and lower abdominal pain. As a result, Saline feels very weak and has little energy to get up and move around.
For $290, Saline will receive both prenatal and postnatal care, as well as a safe delivery. This will help ensure that Saline’s symptoms are addressed so that she can continue to help out around the house throughout her pregnancy. The funds will also provide a safe delivery so that she will be able to join her husband on the farm after the baby is born.
Saline says, “I hope that my baby is born in a safe environment, healthy and immunized at birth to enable him/her to grow strong.”