Christian Aid Week: ‘All mums should live’

Sierra Leone is the world’s most dangerous place to become a mum. Every day 10 women die from giving birth. In Sawula district, the community struggle with a clinic which has no electricity and only two delivery beds.

Jebbeh is heavily pregnant but as her baby grows, it’s not joy that fills her heart, but fear. When Jebbeh’s sister Fatmata went in to labour, there were so few ambulances that Fatmata had no choice but to walk for three hours under the baking sun, to the nearest hospital. The journey was long and with every step Fatmata struggled to keep walking.

Jebbeh told us: ‘My sister was crying out with hunger. She died on the side of the road. She never gave birth.’

This Christian Aid Week, together, we can make childbirth safe for mums and babies. Through our gifts and prayers, we can help give the world’s poorest mums a chance to live.

Stand with mums

This Christian Aid Week, 12-18 May, our churches are collecting in the villages through the envelope scheme and holding Christian Aid week Services in Otley, Grundisburgh and Swilland.

Will you be a partner for change? If our the Carlford Churches raised £300, it could help provide a new delivery bed so more mums like Jebbeh can deliver their babies safely.

Please look out for the Christian Aid collectors.


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