Fistula Hospital

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Cahterine Hamlin and her late husband worked to create the Fistula Hospital. It is a facility that provides free reconstructive surgery for women with obstetric fistula. If you have never heard of obstetric fisutla, Google it. The quick explanation is that it is a hole between the birth canal and the …

More midwives being trained!

At the request of Flory I emailed his cousin, Dr Florimond Nyamoga, who is the founder of Congo International Ministries . How interesting that he is headquartered in Comstock Park, Michigan since I will be right there during July. Unfortunately he will be in Congo during June and July so I cannot met him before …

Flory and Amina

This is Flory Zozo and his wife Amina. I wanted to be sure to share this picture with you because Flory is the force behind the training. I contacted Flory about a year ago because I wanted to do something to help in Central Africa. My thought was that I would get trained and go …

Teaching Tools

I spent last week at the Christian Midwives International conference. What a great opportunity to learn about resources available to me. One of the midwives makes birth teaching kits–baby, uterus, cord, placenta and sac. She made a collection of brown babies so I would be able to choose the ones I want for the trip. …

Raising Money

I know I should have started this part of the work earlier, but with nursing school and my travel schedule the money raising was not as high a priority to me. Not so any more! So today, amidst the Mother’s Day festivities at my children’s school and the birthday party at the roller rink I’ll …