SUPPORTING PREGNANT WOMEN TO ACCESS PRE/POST NATAL CARE also OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OTHER WOMEN TO GAIN EMPLOYMENT AS CARE WORKERS
Benefit for vulnerable Mums and Newborns - Most of the pregnant women accessing our program, face difficulties in accessing maternal healthcare, some of the major issues include understanding the basic clinical processes as well as the information given at the hospital, they also experience difficulties expressing themselves to health professionals during hospital visits.
Benefit for Community CARE WORKERS: Economic development and participation
Empowering women in the economy and closing gender gaps in the world of work are key to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 5, to achieve gender equality, and Goal 8, to promote full and productive employment and decent work for all; also Goal 1 on ending poverty, Goal 2 on food security, Goal 3 on ensuring health and Goal 10 on reducing inequalities.
When more women work, economies grow. Women’s economic empowerment boosts productivity, increases economic diversification and income equality in addition to other positive development outcomes (www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/economic-empowerment/facts-and-figures)
We aim to raise money that will enable us to provide work for more women as care/support workers. 1 care worker for every 5 vulnerable women and newborns ( Support our 1 for 5 campaign by donating)
1 CARE WORKER
5 VULNERABLE BABIES AND MUMS
Our COMMUNITY CARE WORKERS, play important roles they,
assist with communicating with health professionals, during hospital visits.
explain basic medication processes, such as frequency of taking medication.
go through the maternal handbook issued at the hospitals, and help the women understand the information in it.
are a bridge to accessing health literature and information in a timely and meaningful manner.
explain simple procedures such as going for scans and lab test.
Our community health advocates also organize nutrition, sexual and reproductive health sessions, which are open to the wider community.
Lea Mama Outreach
‘Lea Mama’ is Swahili for 'Care for Mums'.
Through the Lea Mama Outreach, vulnerable pregnant women and newborns receive Pre- and Post-Natal support.
Every woman is paired with a Welfare Support Person, to accompany them to hospital appointments, home visitation for welfare checks among other activities.
Women are reassured, on hygiene matters, both pre- and post-natal. They are also advised and encouraged to take part, whenever possible, in planning nutritionally balanced meals.
Woman Eternal recently opened its first Drop-in-center to facilitate our pre- and post- natal support.
Women have full access to the services offered at the center, such as shower, wash area and prepared meals.
It is also an opportunity for them to have a chat and a cup of tea.
The center is a place of rest and includes a small play area for babies.
The center is also used for information sessions on reproductive health, sexually transmitted diseases prevention, motivational talks on personal growth and ambitions.
At Woman Eternal, we cherish life experiences because it is what has made us who we are.
It is with this understanding that we offer opportunity and encouragement to women who are accessing Lea mama program to stay on as program helpers, through our WE Mentor initiative.
All Lea mama program Helpers receive In-house Training and Mentoring from women who have successfully accessed our program and services.
Therefore, the women who end up volunteering at the center understand the needs of the women walking through the door.
All Woman Eternal programs and initiatives are funded through our donors and partners.
ETERNAL TEN- Be part of the 10 donors supporting 10 vulnerable pregnant women, for a period of 10 months . (For more information please contact our Team below)
One- off- donations
Hosting fundraising events. Please contact us if you want to host an event.
Woman Eternal hopes to accomplish the following Future Programs and Initiatives.
Additional Drop-in centers.
Acquire community vehicle to meet the transportation needs for hospital appointments and emergency cases.
Expand Mentoring and Training platforms.
Have a in-house counsellor at the Drop-in-Center
Expand Housing for Health .
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