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THE GIFT OF “SISTERFRIENDING”: PROVIDING CARE & SUPPORT FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY

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THE GIFT OF “SISTERFRIENDING”: PROVIDING CARE & SUPPORT FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY

United States 30 Contributors Launched March 11, 2019 Funding ends:31-07-2019

NOW is a GREAT time to DONATE!  

All donations to this project will be matched, doubling your donation & impact!

THE CHALLENGE

 

Tragically, every year, hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy and childbirth. Yet most of these deaths can be prevented. While the majority of maternal deaths occur in developing countries as a result of poverty and inequities in access to health services, countless maternal and infant deaths, owing to pregnancy-related complications, occur in high-income countries. 

 

Indeed, the US is one of only two developed countries whose maternal mortality rates have worsened since 1990. Pregnancy-related complications cause the deaths of over 700 women in the US each year and are also one of the leading causes of infant deaths. African-American and Hispanic communities are the worst impacted.

The SOLUTIONS WE'RE PROPOSING

 

W4’s field partner, Birthing Project USA runs an innovative community-based program called “SisterFriends”, which mobilizes women community leaders across the US and provides them with training to serve as “SisterFriend” Mentors for young African-American expectant mothers. The SisterFriends provide expectant mothers with crucial education, guidance and support during and after their pregnancies, to improve the health outcomes of the mothers and their babies and reduce infant and maternal deaths. 

 

In addition to providing indispensable social support for expectant mothers, the SisterFriends program assists the young women in their pursuit of an education and income-generating activities and helps them to secure sustainable incomes, also providing access to health, legal and social services.

THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIVING

 

Your donation will provide expectant mothers with crucial care and support during and after their pregnancies, through “the SisterFriends training program”. By helping to fund the training of more SisterFriends, you help to grow the SisterFriends network, thereby enabling expectant African-American mothers to access crucial health care guidance, resources, support, and love, thus optimizing the health outcomes of the women and their babies. Each training course provides 10 “SisterFriends” with training by qualified health professionals. 

 

Join us in supporting this transformative community movement of SisterFriends across the US, protecting the lives of African-American women and their babies!

 

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Contribute to the SisterFriend program

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Some W4 Stickers!

Delivery date: June 2019

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Contribute to the SisterFriend program

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The previous reward + our cool, organic cotton W4 Totebag, shown above, made by a women’s empowerment social enterprise in India

Delivery date: June 2019

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Provide a volunteer SisterFriend for one mother

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The above rewards + a copy of « Half the Sky » by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Delivery date: June 2019

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Provide a volunteer SisterFriend for 10 mothers

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All the above rewards + a beautiful framed photograph by one of W4’s contributing photographers

Delivery date: June 2019

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Zizzel
United States

Fab project!

Jennifer
United States

Guatemala Garifuna Birthing Project

Linda
United States

Saneesha
United States

Orion
United States

KTC's Circle of Friends

Anonymous
West Bank

Anonymous
United States

Arnold
United States

Be part of the Solution, so simple yet so profound!

Corrine
United States

KTC's Circle of Friends

michael
United States

KTC's Circle of Friends

Kim
United States

Anonymous
United States

KTC's Circle of Friends

Tina
United States

KTCs Circle of Friends

Alice
United States

Kairis Joy
United States

Fully invested in better birth outcomes for Black Mothers and Babies. Join us!

Kathryn
United States

To more healthy babies and healthy mothers!

Sue
United States

Carole
United States

Lindsey
France

Olivia
United States

Thanks For Everything You Do!

Gaby
France

Great project!

Mamie
United States

So honored to be apart of this movement.

Gita
France

Kathryn, Sarpoma & your entire team are our sheroes! This project is so important!

Carol
United States

Kathryn
United States

Rita
United States

candy
United States

Cynthia
United States

Thank you BPUSA for creating a better world for women and children around the globe!

Gita
France

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