Every expectant mother has worries and concerns about her and her baby’s health. But just imagine having those concerns and not being able to do anything about them because there is no money and no health services available to you. That’s where Kangu comes into the picture. Kangu is a non profit organization providing life saving health services for expectant mothers and their babies in an effort to put an end to preventable maternal and newborn deaths all over the world.
Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central and Kangu. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I’ve given birth to four children. I’ve always had concerns about my health and my babies but in most cases had healthcare providers to turn to. However, the birth of my fourth child was an unanticipated home birth. I know the fears that were going through my head, even knowing emergency services had been called and were on their way. But what if they don’t know how to deliver a baby? Will my baby be okay? Will I? But just imagine all those worries and more throughout not only your delivery but your pregnancy and after delivery. What if you aren’t able to depend on the fact that care is on it’s way. The frightening thing about this is that it happens to hundreds of women every day. They don’t have the comfort of knowing that care is on the way. Kangu hopes to change that.
What is Kangu?
Kangu would like to see a world where all moms get the medical care they need before, during and after pregnancy. They are creating an online and offline community where women can receive the support, care and joy that they need and deserve as they experience all stages of childbirth.
Why is the services that Kangu provides important?
Did you know that every day, 800 women – nearly 300,000 every year – die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth and that 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries? For each death, 20 more women are injured or disabled in childbirth. More than 95% of women who die in childbirth are from developing countries.
That’s why Kangu’s program and services are important. It’s that simple, everyone deserves a chance at a healthy pregnancy, both moms and babies.
Kangu partners with medical service providers on the ground in developing countries and through these partnerships located women in need of health care services and sponsorship to have a safe birth*. These partners are carefully vetted to make sure that there services matches the ultimate goals of this non-profit organization. Quite often they also help in locating the Kangu Moms, those in need of health care services and financial support.
Kangu moms can be found online and you can learn more about each one of them and how much their safe birth services will cost. Each person’s services may vary according to countries and circumstances, but one this is obvious, it is a lot less than what these types of services would cost in the United States! You can meet your mom virtually online and donate $10 or more to fun her health services. Receive emailed updates from the medical partners on how your moms’ pregnancy is progressing. Find out about some of their success stories.
Yep, just $10.00. Of course you can donate more! You may be wondering how this is enough to support safe birth services? It’s because Kangu uses “crowdfunding,” which means it uses technology that enables individuals to come together as a community, to jointly raise money for something they all believe in.
Show a little love this Valentine’s Day
You can get involved today for Valentine’s Day or involved any day. This year skip the stars in the sky purchase and make life a little more wonderful for people right here on Earth. Make your donation in your favorite person’s name this Valentine’s Day and your special someone will get a message of your donation on their behalf. Then BOTH of you get messages and updates about how your special mom and baby are doing.
Influence Central is hosting a contest for Kangu and you can join me and them. Use the simple form below to enter to win one of five $100 donations that Kangu will make to a Kangu Mom on their behalf. Contest opens on February 10, 2015 and closes February 25, 2015
*“Safe birth” services refer to healthcare services (before, during and after delivery) that have been proven to save the lives of mamas and their newborn babies.