Because of all of you, rural communities are saving the lives of women and their babies!
Pregnant women in remote, rural communities of Nicaragua still face many challenges to make sure their babies are born safely, grow healthy and happy. Sometimes, lack of resources and accessibility to adequate care takes a toll on them. Fortunately, you are changing this! Thanks to Pullen Memorial Baptist Church’s prayers, love and generous gift of $3,864 on July 21, 2016 to AMOS Health and Hope, you help us continue training community health workers who lovingly accompany pregnant women, provide counseling, care and essential medicines, like Ada Luz Montenegro, who shared with us how the trainings she has received with AMOS helped her save two lives:
A 26-year-old woman had tried to keep her pregnancy secret after the father of her child abandoned them. I visited her to offer counseling and support. Feeling overwhelmed about being a single mom, she refused my counseling, but I kept visiting her. One day, she finally agreed to see me. She had her first prenatal check up, and together we created a plan for her delivery at the health center. When the time came, she was too afraid to leave her home. I called for an ambulance and staff at the health center, and we convinced her she needed to give birth in a safe place. Later that day, after the baby was born at the health center, she had a hemorrhage. She and her baby were transferred to the regional hospital and stayed there for 15 days until she was stable.
A week after mom and baby arrived home, I visited them to follow-up on their care, and was so hapy to find the house filled with joy and gratefulness for her new baby girl!
Pullen’s support is critical for thousands of mothers, babies and their families. Thank you for reaching out to people who otherwise would not have access to health care. Your support is changing communities by training local leaders on disease prevention and treatment, care for pregnant women and newborns, community organization, and coordination of emergency transportation.
Thank you for sharing God’s love, your time, and resources to help bring hope to the most vulnerable. We are so blessed to have you as partners in our ministry! And we look forward to continue working together to help communities improve their own health.
David & Laura Parajon, AMOS Health & Hope