THE BIG PUSH: THE HOUSE OF HOPE AND DIGNITY MATERNITY WAITING HOME
The Maternity Waiting Home Project
Although healthcare is provided by the state, accessing medical facilities is easier said than done in Liberia. Many towns and villages remain isolated geographically, and roads continue to bear the effects of years of war and absent civic infrastructure.
For many women, having a safe place to stay in closer proximity to professional medical support could mean the difference between suffering a fistula or avoiding it.
Liberia has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. There are 80 deaths to every 1000 live births and most chilling -- Maternal mortality stands at 994 per 100,000 lives births. Only 37% of deliveries take place in a health facility; this percentage is even lower in rural areas.
We want to do more than assist the women suffering from fistula. We want to combat the source of the problem.
Our Solution: House of Hope and Dignity-- a Maternity Waiting Home that will provide a safe place where a woman can spend the final months or weeks of her high-risk pregnancy.
The Plan: The first thing we build will be the home as well as a guest house for our team to use as a home base when we are staying in Liberia. If we raise over $60000 we would like to build a “Survivor Village.”
A Maternity Waiting Home can provide:
100% OF YOUR GIFT SUPPORTS WOMEN IN LIBERIA
We are committed to Liberia. Each board member of Dignity: Liberia has lived or worked in Liberia while forming deep, personal relationships. We are a fully volunteer-led organization. No one on the board receives a salary or compensation from the organization.
We have made it this far thanks to the generous donations of supporters who believe Liberian mothers and women deserve a safe clinic and delivery. We need to have one big “FINAL PUSH” in birthing our maternity waiting home and fistula clinic.
Women in Liberia are waiting now for needed medical care. We are ready to help them. Will you join us?
Watch our video to learn more about how your generous gift will change the lives of women and their communities.
Join Dignity: Liberia’s FINAL PUSH now!
To learn more and donate to the final stages of this exciting project that will impact generations of Liberians, please visit our GoFundMe Campaign.
BREAKDOWN OF FUNDS:
Architect’s Rendering and 3D Model:
Costs Itemized by Structure:
PREVENTION VIA ACCESS TO CARE
After several years of spent securing land, permits, breaking ground, and so much more, we are finally ready for one last BIG PUSH.
Help us by making a donation toward this strategic project.