Rose works with her hands: growing, tending, picking and cutting vegetables and beans from her farm. She is now expecting a baby, and while she is excited, she is worried about her health. 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries - largely because women don’t have access to skilled birth attendants.
Rose went to a nearby health facility and was urged to have a qualified doctor deliver and monitor her baby. “The [nurses] are caring, loving, kind and always ready to assist,” says Rose. She’s also hoping for the rare opportunity to have her baby immunized at birth.
It’s getting harder for Rose to walk long distances and care for her exuberant children. But she still tirelessly works on the farm and is optimistic about the future. “I’m praying for a safe delivery in a health facility,” she says. With our help, Rose and her baby will receive the care they need.