African Woman Alliance: Safe Births:
During the course of my work with African Woman Alliance I have learned tons about the maternal health system in Tanzania. As a techie, I am in a different position than the doctor and midwife I work with. They are fantastic clinicians and I cannot believe what amazing things they can do. It is a shame there is not a way to clone them to send to each and every medical facility in the country.
A shout out to all the Mamas out there! I want to say that I am proud to be one of you. I want to ask you a question. Have you ever had the urge to help a child even though they were not your own simply because they needed it? Do you ever think about how you would be different if you were born somewhere else? Say Africa? If you are reading this online in English, you are a fortunate soul.
Voices of Africa is creating a digital revolution in Tanzania using technology to help street kids, pregnant women, healthcare providers and school children!
Join us! http://goo.gl/7PqR0G
Our RocketHub campaign will be finished tomorrow Feb 28 at midnight. We want to thank everyone who gave in advance!
Voices of Africa was indeed able to get the farm, but through means other than the fund raising campaign. It came through the form of a partnership with the African Woman Alliance with whom we will work to help in the field of maternal health using tablets and Android app in the Lake Zone for two years. We are able to hire one person onto the project to help coordinate the activities in the schools and clinics for 6 months through this campaign. Additionally, Voices of Africa will be able to feed 4 children for a month and help them to learn basic computer skills!
Our computer project is stalled at the moment because of unforeseen expenses and the fact that we do not have the 5 naming sponsors required to finish the project. This setback may be a set up for something better as we await word from some exciting potential partners.
There is still some time left if you would like to give to this campaign. All funds received from NOW until the end of the campaign will be used to feed and buy basic needs for street children. You will know where your money has gone as we will post pictures right here on this blog. We don’t just say it, we want to show it.
This is Marow. Marow is 13 years old and he lives between the rocks in Mwanza as he has nowhere to call home. When we met Marow he was washing clothes in a broken basin with a very small amount of water and no soap.
When we asked what he needed he said he needs more food, soap, and work.
We can help provide these basics to Marow and children like him. Voices of Africa only has 5 days remaining on its RocketHub crowd funding campaign and we ask you to help. A week of food for a child is $6.25. Soap is $0.70. As for the work, we have plenty of that to share.
Can you spare $7 to provide the basics for one child for a week?
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I am in love with beautiful horrible places. Mwanza is one such place. The lake it picturesque and the views divine. Yet disease runs rampant, poverty destroys lives and breaks families. Children are frequently abandoned due to lack of food. The environmental elements are spectacular, but the human suffering is equally astonishing. Recently, I heard stories of babies dying from mothers in Magu because “there was no one there to catch them when they were being born”.
Kids in Lake Victoria
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