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Maureen from Kenya raised $290 for a safe delivery.

Maureen
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  • $290 raised, $0 to go
$290
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Maureen's treatment was fully funded on October 31, 2014.

Photo of Maureen post-operation

February 12, 2015

Maureen received pre and post natal care to ensure the successful delivery of her baby.

Her baby girl is named Marion!

“I am very happy for having passed through a safe and a successful delivery, I will ensure that Marion stays healthy and free from diseases caused by germs. I plan to achieve this by ensuring that my baby receives the post natal check ups as scheduled by the clinicians,” Maureen says.

Her baby girl is named Marion! "I am very happy for having passed through a safe and a successful delivery, I will ensure that Marion sta...

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October 9, 2014

Meet 25-year-old Maureen, an expecting mother from Kenya.

“Maureen is a jovial mother of three children, two girls and one boy,” Lwala Community Alliance tells us. “She is married to a farmer who plants sugarcane in small scale that they sometimes sell to the locals who do the sugarcane milling to pay their children’s school fees and also to buy food for their family.”

As she prepares to welcome her fourth child, Maureen is concerned about having a safe delivery. Many women in her community die or lose their babies during childbirth. But with $290, the Lwala team will be able to provide critical pre and post natal care for Maureen, as well as a delivery attended by medical professionals to ensure everything goes smoothly. Let’s help them do what they do best and give Maureen a safe delivery!

Meet 25-year-old Maureen, an expecting mother from Kenya. "Maureen is a jovial mother of three children, two girls and one boy," Lwala Co...

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Maureen's Timeline

  • October 9, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Maureen was submitted by Liz at Lwala Community Alliance.

  • October 23, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maureen 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.

  • October 26, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maureen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 31, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maureen's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Maureen. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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