Maternity Home Project UPDATE:
As of June 28th, we have raised $86,107.
Help Connect Global realize our plan for creating a clean and safe Maternity Home for the Mothers and Children of Honduras.
Maternity Home Fundraising Progress 2017
MATERNITY HOME PROJECT Overview
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.
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Connect Global Maternity Home at the Regional Hospital in La ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras
The Regional Hospital of Atlantida in the city of La Ceiba serves an area of over 700k people. With only 200 beds, the staff serves over 76k patients each year. Around 5500 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 24 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.
Here at Connect Global we have intentionally deepened our relationships and partnerships in Honduras over the years. We are working to create a sustainable solution for this Hospital and these mothers. We are partnering with the hospital, local contractors and local churches to ensure the best ongoing care in this home. Our plan is to share the construction and management responsibilities with these local partners. Connect Global will also provide oversight to ensure fiscal responsibility and stewardship.
Yes, it will take a lot of work, time and money but these moms, and future sons and daughters Honduras are worth it.
If we are to see massive positive change come to Honduras, and to see Honduras increasingly become a more giving country, we should start by investing compassion into the nation's most vulnerable citizens.