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£780raised of £3,000 target by 26 supporters

    Weʼve raised £780 to build a clinic in Lunghi, Sierra Leone

    Lungi, Sierra Leone
    Funded on Sunday, 17th December 2017

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    The health status in Sierra Leone, is still among the worst in the world. Life expectancy remains low at just 47 years and maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the world, with more than 8 deaths a day. The country is described as the most difficult place on earth for pregnant and postnatal women and this is very evident in the local area where there is no permanent clinic for the healthcare workers to provide care and education.

    Marion is the ONLY midwife, employed to work with the women and families in Lungi, Sierra Leone. Marion currently cares for over 4000 women and families a year, but with no permanent clinic to provide care, she is facing a challenge. Marion cares for women during pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal period, ensuring that these women have access to safe care and reducing the rate of maternal deaths in this deprived area of the world. She is currently delivering care and education to women and families under a temporary shelter. Here is where you come in - by donating to this worthy cause, you will be helping Marion to deliver care to the families of Sierra Leone in a safe and purpose built clinic. Research has shown that women who receive safe care are more likely to survive childbirth, they are more likely to have healthy pregnancies and their children are more likely to survive. The money raised will provide a permanent clinic for the people in the Lungi area of Sierra Leone. This clinic would avoid women in labour having to walk or be carried to clinics further away, reducing the pain and distress for these women and their families. By donating to this worthy cause, you will be helping Marion to help these women and their families survive in the difficult conditions that they live in. Thank you.

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    • Neesha Ridley1 year ago
      Neesha Ridley

      Neesha Ridley

      1 year ago

      Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated some money. The fundraising is certainly heading in the right direction, so thank you all. I spoke with the team in Sierra Leone and they are delighted to hear of the donations so far. Neesha

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    26

    • Neesha Ridley

      Neesha Ridley

      Dec 10, 2017

      £120.00

    • Susan Keskin

      Susan Keskin

      Nov 16, 2017

      Thanks to all who helped with my Tropic fundraiser. What a great project Neesha. Making a difference to so many lives. Good luck x

      £100.00

    • Kim

      Kim

      Oct 19, 2017

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 10, 2017

      Kath and Susan

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 9, 2017

      £5.00

    • Leech Family

      Leech Family

      Sep 29, 2017

      Great cause - hope you reach your goal.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 26, 2017

      Anna

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    Neesha Ridley

    Neesha Ridley

    Lungi, Sierra Leone

    As a practising midwife, I am committed to promoting evidence based care for women and their families across the world, whilst promoting the importance of respectful and compassionate maternity care. I am working with international organisations to promote midwifery care for all.

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