We Kick of our Holiday appeal on Giving Tuesday! - Midwives For Haiti

We Kick of our Holiday appeal on Giving Tuesday!

 #GivingTuesday is here and we need your help!

For 12 years, we’ve been delivering safe birth, empowering women, and transforming lives. 

We strive to educate midwives and increase access to skilled maternity care in Haiti. The annual salary for a Midwife in Haiti is just $5,000 and with your donation we can help fund the education of skilled birth attendants and the work of Midwives for Haiti.

Our Mission is to increase access to skilled maternity care in Haiti. With your support, in the past 12 years, we’ve accomplished

  • 155 Skilled Birth Attendants Trained
  • 126,044 Safe Pregnancies + Births
  • 1272 Volunteer Visits

Our impact has just begun and we need your support! The more supporters we have, the greater chance we will win! Please consider joining “our team” and creating your own fundraiser and getting your friends and family to do the same! If you can’t fundraise for us, please give generously and help spread the word!

We work in collaboration with Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population and other organizations to deliver culturally appropriate, high impact health interventions.

Our approach reduces the three major delays– the delay in the decision to seek care, the delay in reaching care, and the delay in receiving adequate care- that prevent women from accessing life saving maternal care.

OUR STORY

Over a decade ago, midwife Nadene Brunk had a vision that all women in Haiti would receive maternity care from a skilled attendant in her community. Nadene knew that the only way to create sustainable change and reduce the number of preventable deaths of mothers and their babies over time was to scale health worker capacity within the country. Training Haitian nurses to be skilled birth attendants, a process called task shifting and recommended by the World Health Organization, has been the core of our programs ever since. Since 2006, we’ve trained 155 skilled birth attendants. Another 29 students will graduate in May next year, taking our total graduates to 184, or about 23% of the skilled maternity health workers in Haiti. 

As a result of Nadene’s vision and the hard work of many, tens of thousands of lives are touched with skilled care each year

Despite our efforts, too many women and babies in Haiti still die from preventable causes. We still have a lot of work to do to make birth safer in Haiti.

We need your help to raise $125,000 by dec 31 to continue our life saving programs!

HOW YOU CAN HELP NOW

MAKE A GIFT

Your gift makes a difference! Donations of $120+  will receive a free 2019 Midwives For Haiti calendar (receive your calendar by Christmas if you give by 12/10). All donations are 100% tax-deductible in the U.S. This holiday season, we were selected to participate in a giving contest on Crowdrise. Click the link and you’ll be re-directed to our Crowdrise campaign page- gifts are secure and easy to make. Thank you!

CREATE A FUNDRAISER

This year we are participating in the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Challenge on Crowdrise. If you are able, please help us by joining our Crowdrise team! Our goal is to have 50 supporters join our team. It’s easy to get started and even a goal of a few hundred dollars makes a big impact and could help us win prize money! All donations go directly to our programs. Dedicate your holiday giving to Midwives For Haiti and spread the word to your friends and family!