Generosity Matters: Rapid Response Fund Uplifts 10 Network Partners!
Thanks to your generosity, 10 Compassionate Birth Network partners in 8 countries to date have received unrestricted funds for urgent Covid-19 needs:
masks for pregnant families; PPE for midwives and other health staff
sanitation supplies for birthing families and midwifery centers & health clinics
water purification tablets, prenatal vitamins, and nutritional supplementation for pregnant and breastfeeding mamas
extra birth-related supplies
support of community health workers to plan and spread the word about Covid-19 and how to prevent it.
One Heart's gratitude echoes what donors' generosity has made possible where Covid-19 is now impacting community wellbeing: "Many thanks for your support; it has truly made a difference for us."
The Rapid Response (emergency) Fund has also made possible two unique expenses tied to Covid-19 in Uganda and Mexico:
PartnerLuna Maya in Chiapas and Mexico CIty used funds to reduce costs to birthing families who would otherwise not be able to afford care, and to provide birth-related supplies and cleaning materials.
AND, a happy "unintended consequence" of your gifts, now totalling more than $20,000:
"This opportunity brought our staff together to brainstorm a practical plan and gave them much-needed practice in emergency planning and preparedness. Our gratitude is deeply felt."Hispañola Health Partners (Haiti)
In the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu (South Africa): "My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together".