international midwife assistance, inc
May 28, 2010
My wife works for this nonprofit, and I have come to know their great work through her. I was always someone who said, "shouldn't we fix our own problems in the U.S. first?" And I have learned during the past several years to see the world as more interconnected. I realize there is a huge difference between the quality of care my wife received when pregnant and during delivery than the women of Uganda or Afghanistan receive. This disparity of care is inherently unjust.
I also know that the dollars we contribute to IMA go very far. I think the overall cost per patient visit for the year in 2009 was about $8 per person - $8 dollars per patient visit includes all lab work, care from a doctor or midwife and medications. This figure includes emergency feeding for children, vaccinations, mosquito net and food distribution, HIV/AIDS testing and treatment! I know the money we donate to IMA really makes a difference on the ground. Because my wife works for the organization, I know how little overhead this nonprofit has - I know how much dedication the employees and volunteers have, and I know that my dollars really save lives.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
hearing from my wife the stories on the ground about the patients who come to the clinic and the treatment they receive. It's truly awe inspiring.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Donor & I have been a donor for the past four years.