Mission Projects October 4, 2017 Nicaragua – Save Babies from Zika
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GoalIM seeks to raise $12,000 to help 300 pregnant women in Nicaragua avoid contracting the Zika virus.
SummaryInternational Ministries seeks to help 300 pregnant women in Nicaragua avoid contracting the Zika virus, which peaks in August when the mosquito population grows due to increased amounts of rain.
DescriptionIf a pregnant woman contracts Zika, there is a 1-in-3 chance that her baby will be born with microcephaly and other neurological problems. A team of 10 community facilitators will be visiting 300 pregnant women in some of the poorest communities in Nicaragua to distribute Zika Prevention and Education Kits and to provide: - education about Zika and how to prevent it - help with obtaining good prenatal care - training to help moms use their kits Each prevention training kit can be assembled with a gift of $20. This project will be managed by Drs. David and Laura Parajón and their staff at AMOS Health and Hope. Expectant moms can deliver healthy babies if they can avoid the Zika infection. Your gift can prevent devastating birth defects.
Suggested Gifts$100 pays for 5 kits
Prayer RequestsPlease pray with Drs. David and Laura Parajón that AMOS will be able to act in time to prevent babies and their families from suffering because of Zika.