When giving birth may mean giving your life

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I just read a stat that shocked my socks off: 1 in 7 women in Papua New Guinea die during childbirth.

1 in 7  die

Ok. Right now I want you to list off 7 friends who are women. Pretty easy. Now imagine one of them not making it because they delivered a baby. And do it again if you can. 7 more acquaintances. You get the picture. The sad picture. The reality of being a woman in a developing country trying to bring life into the world.

Won’t you join me and visit this website? For a mere $10 we can provide 5 birthing kits to enable women to bring their babies into the world.

What a gift for a mother (5 mothers!) on a day like today when we honour motherhood.

Related posts about women in other countries:

Sabine            The brave women of Afghanistan            Sudan

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs348/en/

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3 responses »

  1. Thank you for joining us in supporting these precious women! Appreciate you helping to spread the word. We’re now up to over 3200 birth kits donated!! Amazing.

  2. Pingback: Update: Bloggers for Birth Kits (PNG Project) « Heart Murmurs

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