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Review for African Mothers Health Initiative, Takoma Park, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I had a challenging pregnancy and delivery and while I was on bedrest I had the priviledge of learning more about the African Mothers Health Initiative. This non-profit inspired me to be thankful for what I had surrounding me in my situation, but it also brought awareness to both me and me family, that my tough moments pale in comparison to what the African Mothers Health Initiative deals with on a regular basis. Due to the local environment in Malawi, access to technology, and healthcare costs, the mortality rate of both infants and their mothers is extremely high after birth. African Mothers Health initiative works hard to better the chances of survival by primarily raising money to supply formula as well as doctors and nurses to these families. For example, right now they have one nurse covering more than 100 babies and do not have adequate transportation. They desperately need funds for more staff as well as a better vehicle in order to quickly provide more care. There are few, if any, organizations like the African Mothers Health Initiative, addressing these specific problems. I was personally moved with the interactions I had with the genuine people managing the non-profit. Additionally, I was touched by the many stories of how mothers and their babies could really have a much better chance at life because of what the African Mothers Initiative offers.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

having an impact on mothers and their children.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

genuinely invested in bettering the loves of mothers and their babies.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save lives.

Ways to make it better...

I could do more to raise awareness.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

their ability to get the support they need locally.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Donor & contributed funds and helping with promotion.