I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central and Kangu. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Many of us have the luxury of great prenatal care. We give birth in nice clean hospitals and postpartum care sometimes doesn’t feel like a necessity, but rather just a reassurance because we know we’ve taken our vitamins, eaten healthy, read every baby book cover to cover and made sure to pick out the best obgyn in our city.
Mothers in other countries do not always get those luxuries. In fact, each day, 800 women and 8,000 newborns die because they lack access to basic healthcare services like a trained professional and a clean facility. They often die from easily preventable and treatable complications. That means 300,000 women per year are dying too soon- often leaving their children behind.
Because I am the mother to two children adopted from a “third-world country,” I felt a necessity to examine the issues that lead to children living in orphanages and consider my role and advocacy for family preservation. The root issue of the majority of children becoming parentless is poverty. One of the off-shoot issues of that is lack of maternal care.
In the adoption world, many of us crowd-fund to afford adoption. We gladly help those in our communities to be able to afford the high price tag of domestic or international adoption. I am a firm believer that while we should be supporting those in our adoptive communities, we also need to tackle the front end of the issue to help reduce the numbers of children living in orphanages in the first place.
Kangu is a non-profit organization with a dream for every woman to have a safe birth. Kangu is a crowdfunding platform that allows us moms, from our little corner of the world, to directly help put an end to preventable maternal and newborn deaths by contributing to life-saving health services to other moms just like us.
Anyone, anywhere can search Kangu and read the real life profiles of pregnant women in need and contribute to help her and her baby survive and thrive. These contributions allow services, provided by local medical partners, to be received by women before, during and after childbirth.
560 safe births have been funded so far. Be part of the solution. Find a mama to fund and give her access to a safe birth.
Enter below to win one of five $100 donations Influence Central will make to a Kangu mom on your behalf.