Maternity Home in La Ceiba, Honduras
One of our ministry partners, Connect Global, identified a need for new mothers in La Ceiba, Honduras and has a plan to help! Along with sending a team of volunteers to Honduras this year to help with this project, we still need additional funding to complete the project.
Please read more about this need from our friends at Connect Global:
During our extensive work in La Ceiba we have become aware of a very difficult challenge facing new and expecting mothers. We have diligently learned as much as we can about this problem and more importantly what we can do to address the issue. We want to share with you a new project and ask you to partner with us.
The Regional Hospital of Atlantida in the city of La Ceiba serves an area of over 700,000 people. With only 200 beds, the staff serves over 76,000 patients each year. Around 5,500 of these patients are new baby deliveries.
With such a great demand placed on their facilities they are forced to compromise in the care they provide for certain patients.
That brings us to a problem: New and Expectant Mothers being displaced while they wait for beds to open up before delivery, and given no room to recover in post delivery.
Moms are placed outside the maternity wing before and after delivery to save beds for women only during the actual delivery process. Women sleep on makeshift pallets on the floors or benches that line the open air hallways outside the delivery wing. This of course is uncomfortable, dangerous, and leaves the moms susceptible to germs, and outdoor afflictions such as Zika, and Malaria.
Some problems only exist because no one has stepped up to address the issue.
Connect Global has chosen to address the issue of moms having to sleep on the floor during their hospital stay while giving birth and come up with a solution. We are proposing a brand new Maternity Home for these mothers. This home would add 20 beds, kitchen and bathroom facilities for moms only, and a place for moms to recover. The facility would be run by church and community volunteers and paid staff to manage and create a safe and welcoming facility for these new moms as well as provide a very special opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with these moms and their new born children. This will be a home that compassionately restores dignity, safety, and peace of mind where it is needed most. Keep Reading to learn about our partnerships and how you can help us directly.
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