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Closed 25/02/2017

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£600raised of £1,000 target by 24 supporters

    Weʼve raised £600 to support Gbolima Maternal and Child Hospital

    Location
    Sierra Leone
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 25th February 2017

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    Story

    Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. 1 in 17 women will die whilst pregnant, in labour or in the 6 weeks following birth. Almost all of these deaths are preventable.
    Magda saw this for herself in the first few years of her career as a nurse and midwife in Sierra Leone and was heartbroken to see women turned away from hospitals because they could not pay for their care.

    Since coming to the UK, Magda has worked tirelessly to save enough money to build a maternity hospital back home in Kenema, Sierra Leone that will serve every woman in the community where nobody will be turned away.
    The building is now almost complete but medical equipment does not come cheap. Magda is trying to fundraise and get as much help as possible to get the hospital up and running to start saving the lives of women and children.

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    • Rachel Davies

      Rachel Davies

      5 months ago

      Rachel Davies

      Huge thanks to everyone who has already donated, £600 is amazing. Quick update. Magda is going out to the hospital in March. She has suggested that we use funds to buy some sonicaids and other equipment to be put to great use. Also, if anyone has any midwifery books that they would like to donate please get in touch, they would be really useful for teaching. I have arranged for Magda to share her story in the UCLH insight magazine so look out for her there! Magda will share some photos of the project when she gets back in March.

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      • Magdalene Lebbie

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    8 months ago

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    Supporters

    24

    • Bosede Daisy Ogunleye

      Bosede Daisy Ogunleye

      Feb 10, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 24, 2017

      Good luck

      £20.00

    • Amy Rabson

      Amy Rabson

      Dec 26, 2016

      £10.00

    • Hannah Pittham

      Hannah Pittham

      Dec 25, 2016

      £30.00

    • judith lewis

      judith lewis

      Dec 25, 2016

      Magda you are a true inspiration and I would live to help in a more practical way too xx

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 6, 2016

      The people of Kemena are so fortunate to have you do this for them.

    • Hazel Grimes

      Hazel Grimes

      Dec 2, 2016

      The world needs more people like you Rachel ❤️

      £30.00

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    Rachel Davies

    Rachel Davies

    Sierra Leone

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