dig·ni·ty noun \ˈdig-nə-tē\
the quality or state of being worthy, honored, or esteemed.
Go to Liberia. Serve as a Dignity Advocate.
Your caring presence, your smile, or your hug can bring a kind of healing that medicine alone cannot. Women who have suffered with fistula are in desperate need of kind, authentic, human connection. Often outcast from family and community, part of the healing journey for these women includes regaining the self-esteem that comes from being valued by others.
As a Dignity Advocate™, you can offer these sacred gifts in-person. When you travel to Liberia, you’ll spend time in pre- and post-operative care units, getting to know women and hearing their stories. You’ll see some of the challenges faced daily by healthcare providers in this recovering nation. You’ll visit local orphanages and spend time giving love to children who will repay you with joy. Most of all, you'll be forever changed, knowing that you have played a small part in restoring what these women have lost: dignity.
Join Us in 2019
The next opportunity to serve as a Dignity Advocate*, will be in March 2019. It's not too early to let us know of your interest. Please provide your contact information below. Thank you.
While costs can fluctuate, on average the cost involved in serving as a Dignity Advocate is approximately $3,200.00 (includes vaccinations, passport, visa, food, lodging, and air/ground transportation). Most trips are scheduled to last two weeks.
*Please note: A completed Dignity Advocate application, travel waiver, and attendance at an informational meeting are all required for consideration as a potential team member.
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IF YOU CAN'T GO, GIVE.
Travel to Liberia is costly, both in time and money. If you are unable to travel as a Dignity Advocate, consider helping someone else to go in your stead.
ONE ADVOCATE'S STORY
From April 1-14, 2017, I had the privilege to serve alongside a team of people passionately committed to caring for the women of Liberia, doing their part to bring an end to obstetric fistula. As a labor & delivery nurse, I had been learning about the devastating maternal mortality rate in Liberia for the past 10 years. I literally tripped onto the Dignity: Liberia website about a year ago, and had my eyes opened to the horrific role obstetric fistula plays in the loss of mothers and newborn lives in Liberia. I had no idea.