Before Mother’s Day, Eat Pray Workout began fundraising for World Vision’s Vision Sisters to give the gift of life to mother’s that live in places like Uganda, where 1 in 49 die in child birth and most have no medical attendant present before or during the home birth (which is usually on a dirt floor…can you even imagine that?!). This gift of life was to be given in the form of birthing kits and World Vision’s training of local health workers to inform mother’s about antenatal, birth and postnatal care. I’m very excited to announce that together, we exceeded the initial goal of $1000 and we raised a total of $1250.72! THANK YOU to everyone who donated money and/or time towards this Vision Sisters project. We put together 200 birthing kits (see photos below) and gave around $500 towards the training of local health workers. More can still be done though, so please, read on!
Vision Sisters Baby Shower
In lieu of a baby shower here in Canberra, I held a gathering with some ladies who helped me put together the birthing kits. Everyone went home with a full heart (and belly – we had a great afternoon tea!) knowing that they had made a practical difference in changing the world and contributing to every women’s right to a safe birth. The 200 birthing kits were sent off yesterday and I’m praying they are a blessing to the women who receive them.
Interested in hosting a Vision Sisters packing event?
If you have a group of friends, school or church group that would be interested in holding a Vision Sisters birthing kit assembly day and raising funds to improve birthing conditions for women, I really encourage you to do so. There is nothing like the feeling of helping others, I’m sure every person who donates time or money will feel great, knowing that they have been part of something bigger. You can find more information about how to hold a vision sisters day here.
No time to host an event but happy to give financially so others with time can pack the kits?
Donate to help us make another 200 birthing kits! You can do so here. We are only $750 away from being able to pack another 200 birthing kits. That’s potentially 200 lives you could help save! I would be happy to put these together again if together the EPW tribe’s donations totalled another $750. Perhaps we could even do it as a EPW Canberra meet up if anyone local is keen to get involved and catch up (if you are please comment below)!
A big thanks
Thanks to those who are world changers – those who gave their time and money for a cause which reaches beyond themselves. YOU people have amazing hearts. On behalf of those who will be positively impacted by these birthing kits and medical assistance – THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.