Maria

November 25, 2014  | Maternal Health, Global Partner, Donate, Pray

During the months of November and December we want to celebrate all that God has done through our global partners by sharing a story with you each Tuesday. Our global partners are making a huge impact in lives of vulnerable women. Read along each week to learn more, and please share these stories with your friends. We hope that as you read these stories you are reminded of how God is at work in the world and the impact you can have by supporting Global Women. Thanks for standing up for vulnerable women around the world! Haiti has the highest maternal mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere. Maria is a Traditional Birthing Attendant (TBA) in Haiti working with our global partner Global Health Action (GHA) to change this statistic. Global Women helps support monthly training for TBAs like Maria.The TBAs in Haiti at one of the their monthly training meetings. The TBAs in Haiti at one of the their monthly training meetings.[/caption] These trainings really are making a difference! In one of the trainings this year, the TBAs discussed the importance of knowing when to take a woman to the hospital. Traditionally, women have their children in their home, however an important role of the TBA is to know when a woman needs to go to the hospital. The very next day, after Maria attended this monthly training, she went to help a woman give birth. When she showed up, she saw one of the deadly signs and rushed the woman to the hospital. The woman was okay and had a healthy baby thanks to Maria getting her to the hospital so quickly. We are thankful to partner with Global Health Action to save lives in Haiti. Thanks to everyone that helped put together 1400 birthing kits to send to Haiti for the TBAs to use this year. Each kit will help one mom and one baby. Click here to read how we are doing birthing kits next year and how you can be involved. We are so thankful for how God is working through our global partner Global Health Action in Haiti. Will you join us in praying for all of our global partners and donating to support their work? Click here to donate and click here to learn how your gift can make an impact.