Carolyne, a Lwala mama who was fully-funded through Kangu, is due with her 3rd child on Dec. 17.
This spring, we started partnering with Kangu to better connect mamas in Lwala with those who care about them in the U.S. Kangu is an online crowd-funding platform, which allows individuals to fund a specific pregnant woman’s access to clean, life-saving healthcare services. Safe birth services include: prenatal/antenatal care, skilled attendance at delivery, emergency obstetrics, postnatal care, diagnostics, and supplies – including family planning method of the mama’s choice, if she so chooses.
So, how does it work?
- MEET A MAMA: Meet pregnant mamas from Lwala who need healthcare services.
- DONATE TO SUPPORT HER CARE: Donate $10 or more to fund healthcare for mom and baby, and become a part of her birth story.
- RECEIVE AN UPDATE: Kangu will email you an update after the birth.
CLICK HERE to meet the MAMAS OF LWALA and provide them with a safe delivery today!
By James Nardella, Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance One evening in 2011, after a day of plowing her family’s fields with a neighbor’s bull, Vivian Okoth* was leading the animal back to its owners. On the way, the bull charged her from behind, caught her with his horns, and threw her into the air. [...]
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In Lwala’s catchment area, girls’ educational achievement lags behind that of boys. Parents are much less likely to invest in girls’ education than boys and, as a result, girls often drop out of school at a young age. In Migori County, out of 100 girls, only 60 will complete 8th grade and only 17 will [...]