Liberia is one of the world’s poorest countries, and the needs for mothers and their children are many. Malnutrition rates are high because families often don’t have the means to feel themselves well. Maternal and infant mortality rates are also high.
We have a two-pronged strategy for helping meet those needs. In rural areas we are working on improving access to safe delivery rooms through rural health clinics.
And then on the other hand, we’re addressing the educational needs through a leader-mother strategy. We bring mothers from these rural communities together, then train them on good health practices for pregnant mothers and new infants – they then take this information to their communities.
Michael Kesselley, a field coordinator for Samaritan’s Purse in this region shares, “This is my country. This is where I’m from. I don’t want to see pregnant mothers die. I don’t want to see malnourished children. The more healthy people become, the more good a community also becomes.”
“If Samaritan’s Purse had not come to carry on this maternal-neonatal health program, there would be a lot of problems.”
Watch the video above to see how your support of Samaritan’s Purse is having a huge impact on mothers in Liberia, as well as providing medical care for children suffering the devastating effects of malnutrition.
This Mother’s Day is an opportunity to not just reach out to mothers in developing countries, but firstly show them that Jesus cares. It’s the first opportunity most of these mothers get to see something of Christ and we’ve got to make that contact count.
Donate today to our Health & Medical Projects fund to help projects like this continue providing for the needs of mothers and their children. Together we are helping people in Jesus’ name.