Alice is a mother-to-be who wants a safe delivery for her baby. She is currently seven months pregnant and worried about what will happen if she delivers at home without access to medical assistance. Alice has given birth at home twice before, but she wants to learn more about the birth process and take a proactive role in her reproductive health.
Like moms around the world, Alice dedicates herself tirelessly to her family. She spends her days working in the fields, caring for her cows and chickens, and fetching fresh water for her children. She dreams of a future where her children are educated, she has steady work, and they can all be self-sufficient.
In Kenya, the infant mortality rate is 55 deaths per 1,000 live births. We hope to raise the $205 Lwala Community Alliance needs to make sure Alice has a safe delivery. The cost of her care includes prenatal visits to Lwala Community Hospital, community health worker home visits for training on nutrition, pregnancy risk factors, and micro-savings in preparation for the baby, delivery at Lwala Community Hospital, and a post-natal check-up.
Health providers at Lwala Community Alliance believe that, with access to those basic services, Alice can have “a safe delivery, reduced risk of complications, and increased knowledge of how to stay healthy and prevent disease.”