Breath of Life Haiti
Empowering the people of Haiti through education, while fighting maternal and infant mortality by providing midwifery care and sharing the love of Christ.
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About the campaign
With a population of 10 million people, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Much of the country is rural and underdeveloped, with a lack of infrastructure and limited access to medical facilities or emergency transportation. Due to geographic remoteness and socioeconomic status, many mothers in Haiti do not receive the care they require. In fact, only about 25% of births in Haiti are attended by a skilled provider.
As a result, Haiti is the most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere to give birth in. Most of the maternal deaths are caused by eclampsia, sepsis, and postpartum hemorrhage (bleeding). In other words, most of these deaths are preventable.
Haiti also has the highest rates of infant and under-five mortality in the Western Hemisphere. Children who have lost their mothers are up to ten times more likely to die prematurely than those who have not.
Breath of Life Haiti is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to empower the people of Haiti through education, while fighting maternal and infant mortality by providing midwifery care and sharing the love of Christ.
Our organization was founded on Genesis 2:7, “The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.” Not only do we strive to fight for the lives of mothers and babies, but our desire is to also breathe eternal life through God’s Word.
Proceeds from this campaign will go towards clean birth kits, medications, and salaries for our skilled birth attendants in Haiti.