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Jecinter from Kenya raised $290 to safely deliver her baby.

Jecinter
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  • $290 raised, $0 to go
$290
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jecinter's treatment was fully funded on January 16, 2015.

Photo of Jecinter post-operation

September 9, 2015

Jecinter safely delivered her baby.

“Because of the love I have for my baby, I wouldn’t wish for my baby anything other than a delivery in a health facility,” Jecinter shares.

A skilled, safe delivery is exactly what Jecinter underwent the day that her son, Victor, was born.

According to our medical partner, Lwala Community Alliance (LCA), “Jecinter is happy with the manner in which she was handled by the nurses at Lwala hospital. It took her one hour to safely deliver her son.”

Now that her son is healthy and developing, Jecenter is sure to “take Victor to all of his post-natal clinics for immunizations and check-ups.”

“She is looking forward to buying clothes and toys for Victor as he gets older,” LCA adds. “Jecinter has spent ample time in the garden since the delivery and tends to the baby. She receives a lot of visits from the children in her village who enjoy assisting in taking care of the baby.”

“Because of the love I have for my baby, I wouldn’t wish for my baby anything other than a delivery in a health facility," Jecinter shares. ...

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December 23, 2014

“She feels the fetus move, and kick her belly after walking for a while,” says our medical partner, Lwala Community Alliance (LCA).

27-year-old Jecinter is a pregnant mother of four boys from Kenya. She and her husband work hard as farmers, growing maize, beans, and groundnuts. Currently, Jecinter is struggling with particularly difficult symptoms of pregnancy, including heartburn, indigestion and constipation. She hopes to have her fifth baby in a safe, clean facility with proper care, but cannot afford the cost.

For $290, LCA can provide Jecinter with prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care for both Jecinter and her newborn. “This will allow Jecinter to continue with her business without feeling any delivery discomfort,” says LCA.

Jecinter has big aspirations for the future, and wants the best for her children and newborn. “After a successful delivery, I will continue with my farming and ensure that my children are provided with their basic needs and school fees.” she says.

Let’s help Jecinter receive this important care, and deliver her new baby safely.

"She feels the fetus move, and kick her belly after walking for a while," says our medical partner, Lwala Community Alliance (LCA). 27-ye...

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Jecinter's Timeline

  • December 23, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jecinter was submitted by Dimpick Akinyi Mboya at Lwala Community Alliance, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • January 09, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jecinter's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 16, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jecinter's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 18, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jecinter 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.

  • September 09, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jecinter. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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