So, what’s the Mama Effect?
It's simple: When a mother is healthy, safe and empowered, chances are her children will be, too.
In fact, a woman’s access to health care, nutrition and a chance at a decent living helps entire families and even communities. That’s the Mama Effect — and we want to see it spread. Please dig deep to help us reach our goal of raising $80,000 to make life a little easier for mothers, and to help children have a brighter, healthier future.
The best part?
Each of our gifts available is a real gift — not a symbolic donation. And that means you can be sure that no matter what you choose — a mama kit, a bakery cart or a loan — a woman and her family will benefit directly from your donation.
In return, we’ll email you an "In Honor of" card that you can download, print and send to the woman in your life who has helped you the most — Mom, Grandma, sister or friend. Give in honor, give in thanks — just give!
Gifts That Make a Difference
Agnes and Her Microloan
For women like Agnes, a microloan means the difference between surviving and thriving. With a loan through a ChildFund-assisted savings and loan program in Uganda, Agnes was able to establish a flourishing sorghum business and is earning more money than ever before. “My greatest joy is in seeing my children go to school, get good medical services, proper food and clothing, which was very difficult before, considering that my husband is only a farmer. My whole life has changed,” she says with a smile.
Marielena's Mama’s Salchipapa Cart
Marielena is 8 years old and lives in rural Bolivia with her mother and three brothers. Because they live in a marginalized, indigenous community, the family has a hard time accessing basic services like education and health care. Marielena was sickly and struggled to keep up in school. And, as the sole income earner, her mother could barely make enough money to care for her children properly. But life for this family is changing for the better. Thanks to a generous ChildFund donor, Marielena’s mother received a salchipapa cart, and she now sells hotdogs and fries. With the extra income, she is better able to meet some of her children’s needs including school, basic health care and good nutrition.
Mama Kits Save Lives
Giving birth in Uganda is
risky. UNICEF estimates that for every 1,000 infants born in Uganda, 45 will not survive
past their first year. The good news is that with the proper care and
resources, infant mortality is often preventable. Mama Kits are one way to help
ensure a better chance at survival for expectant women and their babies. And follow-up
maternal and nutrition workshops in the areas where ChildFund works help these
mothers continue to give their children proper care.
About ChildFund International
ChildFund works in 30 countries around the world to improve the lives of children and their families. In 2013, with the help of generous donors and supporters, we reached more than 18.1 million children and family members. With your support, we help communities transform themselves into places where children are safe, healthy and on track toward achieving their fullest potential, despite the odds that poverty stacks against them.
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