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international midwife assistance, inc
May 31, 2010

IMA is a non-profit that focuses on increasing the number of women and babies that survive childbirth. We are flexible and small, adjusting what we provide dependent upon the needs of the community we are serving. By increasing the number of qualified birth attendants as well as improving access to these attendants, fewer women will die from preventable causes. IMA teaches a model of respectful and compassionate care for all patients.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the number of midwives trained in Afghanistan and the number of patients served in Uganda. The kind and compassionate care that IMA-trained and supported midwives provide, sends a strong message that women are valued.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find an organization to fund the general medical clinic at Teso Safe Motherhood Project, find a grant writer to work with the staff at TSMP to submit grant applications on its behalf as a Ugandan ngo, and find ways to increase name recognition of IMA.

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

the opportunity to feel connected with women in Afghanistan and Uganda by supporting their study and work.

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

lovely, full of integrity and extremely hard-working.

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

train so, so many midwives and save so many lives. AND fill the world with the model of kind, respectful and compassionate care for mothers and babies.

Ways to make it better...

IMA had more sources of funding and was able to expand its programs.

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

Increasing the number of people who know IMA and the great work that IMA is doing.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I know that when I donate money to IMA it goes directly to supporting women and children wherever IMA is working.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Joined a group of women to raise funds to send two midwives to Afghanistan and have been involved ever since.