Sierra Leone is the
world’s most dangerous place to become a mum. Every day 10 women die from
giving birth. In Sawula district, the community struggle with a clinic which
has no electricity and only two delivery beds.
Jebbeh is heavily pregnant
but as her baby grows, it’s not joy that fills her heart, but fear. When Jebbeh’s
sister Fatmata went in to labour, there were so few ambulances that Fatmata had
no choice but to walk for three hours under the baking sun, to the nearest
hospital. The journey was long and with every step Fatmata struggled to keep
Jebbeh told us: ‘My sister
was crying out with hunger. She died on the side of the road. She never gave
This Christian Aid Week,
together, we can make childbirth safe for mums and babies. Through our gifts
and prayers, we can help give the world’s poorest mums a chance to live.
This Christian Aid Week, 12-18 May, our church is raising money for Christian Aid.
Will you be a partner for
change? If our church raised £300, it could help provide a new delivery bed so
more mums like Jebbeh can deliver their babies
Speak to Gillian Goldsmith today and join us so women like Jebbeh can celebrate more happy birth days.