So here’s the deal – I’m really excited about the possibilities that I have to help moms in life impacting ways. When i went to Cambodia last month, I was able to visit a community that lives off of one of the trash dumps where Phnom Penh dumps its garbage. There are easily over a thousand people who live as scavengers, by using what others consider to be trash. Unfortunately, the families who live off of the trash of others are the most vulnerable to drugs, sex trafficking, slavery etc, because they’re survival is a day to day struggle. While i was visiting this community, I ran into a mom who was 8 months pregnant & I asked her some basic baby delivery questions.
From our conversation, I discovered that she was planning to deliver her baby there at the trash dump (no medical facilities, no health clinic, no running water & maybe with the help of a midwife). She had made this decision because she didn’t have the money ($50) to deliver at a hospital. From that conversation, I began to explore what some of the needs are to help families like my friend & this is what I’ve learned.
- I can provide baby formula for 3 months for $20 (the moms work in the dump approx 10 hrs a day & often feed their kids rice water, since they can’t afford formula)
- I can de-worm 100 people for an entire year for $50
- I can provide emergency medical care for pregnant women & their infants for about $100 / month
So here’s my deal: this is my grassroots request to ask you to help these families who literally live on the edge of existence. I totally understand that there are bigger societal issues that need to be addressed, but I don’t want to neglect giving help that is immediately necessary for survival on a day to day basis. If you’re open to helping w some finances, pls click & go to the donate page:
If its not convenient timing, i totally understand & appreciate you taking the time to read this 🙂