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Lydia from Kenya raised $290 to ensure a safe delivery for her and her baby.

Lydia
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  • $290 raised, $0 to go
$290
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lydia's treatment was fully funded on March 24, 2015.

Photo of Lydia post-operation

May 18, 2015

Lydia safely delivered her baby, Otieno.

“I thank God for allowing me to safely deliver my baby, and for allowing me to hold him in my arms,” Lydia shares.

“Lydia is excited for having gone through a safe and successful delivery in the hands of skilled people,” reports our medical partner, Lwala Community Alliance. “She named her baby Otieno - meaning born at night - according to our traditional Luo names.”

“Lydia feels much better and is able to move around her house,” continues LCA. “She cooks comfortably, walks to visit her friends, and beads her jewelry and sends her neighbor to sell for her in the market.”

"I thank God for allowing me to safely deliver my baby, and for allowing me to hold him in my arms," Lydia shares. "Lydia is excited for...

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January 27, 2015

“My only wish is to deliver safely at a health facility, recover quickly and to be able to care for my baby because I know she/he will need me,” shares Lydia.

Lydia is an energetic 19-year-old woman who lives in Kenya with her husband. To provide for the needs of their family, Lydia makes and sells her own beaded jewelry at the local market and her husband owns a small piece of land on which he grows onions, tomatoes, potatoes, and other vegetables for family use.

Lydia is pregnant with her first child and is having a difficult pregnancy. She feels tired, weak and unable to walk for long distances. Recently, she has experienced swelling in her legs after sitting for too long. She has been advised by clinicians to walk each day to increase her strength, but exhaustion makes this difficult. Lydia fears a home delivery because of the potential infection and danger, but her family does not earn enough money to cover the cost of a safe delivery.

We can fund a safe delivery for $290. In addition to the delivery, Lydia will also be offered pre and postnatal care. “Lydia will deliver in a hospital facility with trained medical professions supervising in case of complications,” explains our medical partner, Lwala Community Alliance. Let’s support Lydia and her husband as they welcome a new baby!

“My only wish is to deliver safely at a health facility, recover quickly and to be able to care for my baby because I know she/he will need ...

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Lydia's Timeline

  • January 27, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lydia was submitted by Dimpick Akinyi Mboya at Lwala Community Alliance.

  • February 24, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lydia received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • March 16, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lydia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 24, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lydia's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 18, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Lydia. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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Dar

Dar is a 21-day-old baby girl who lives with her parents and her brother in a village in the border area of Karen State in Burma. Dar was born at home with the help of a traditional birth attendant. Two days after she was born, Dar's mother noticed a problem when Dar was passing stool. She told Dar’s father to call a medic from the clinic to their home. The medic realized that Dar was born with a anorectal condition and shared with Dar’s mother that baby Dar would urgently need surgery to receive a colostomy. Dar’s parents are subsistence farmers who grow rice and raise chickens. They also forage for vegetables in the jungle and go fishing when they want to eat fish. To purchase staples that they cannot produce such as salt and oil, Dar’s father works as an agricultural day labourer during the rainy season. However, since the rainy season has not yet begun, they currently have no income. However, their daily needs are fulfilled from living off the land. If they are sick and need to seek treatment, they go to the free clinic in their village run by Burma Medical Association (BMA). Fortunately our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund is helping Dar's family access the medical care she needs. They need help raising $1,500 to fund the treatment she needs. “We had to borrow money so far for Dar’s treatment and my husband cannot work,” said Dar’s mother. “I want to send my baby to school until she graduates so that she can become educated. I want this for her future because I only went to school until grade four. After she completes her studies, she can become whatever she wants one day.”

56% funded

56%funded
$845raised
$655to go

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