October 4, 2017
Congo – Women’s Surgical Care
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Health and Wellness
GoalThe goal of this project is to support 15 cesarean sections and 3 hysterectomies or other major surgery for women each month.
SummaryThis project seeks to raise $37,650 per year in order to underwrite the care for life-saving surgeries for women.
DescriptionIn the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 700 women die from pregnancy and related complications for every 100,000 normal births compared to only 14 women per 100,000 in the United States. Women in the DRC often delay coming to the hospital because they lack financial resources. This delay leads to difficulties resulting in harm to infant or mother and/or surgical care that is more complicated. Through this project, women and their infant children will be able to access surgery that will save their lives and the maternal-child mortality rate will be greatly reduced.
The project total cost is $112,950 for three years, or $37,650 per year. Funds will provide 15 cesarean sections and 3 hysterectomies or other major surgery each month.
Suggested Gifts$1,000 will help 10 women receive a life-saving cesarean section.
$5,000 will enable 12 women to receive a life-saving hysterectomy or other major surgery
$10,000 will help 100 women receive a C-section
Prayer RequestsThe death of a wife and mother has a profound impact on the social, economic and psychological well-being of a family. Pray that these life-saving surgeries will reduce the maternal-child mortality rate in Congo.