2,000 years since Christ was born in an animal’s feeding trough, many mothers in Kenya still give birth to babies in dangerous circumstances. About 40,000 babies die every year due to lack of medical care.
This is a great opportunity for everyone to double the value of their contributions by donating generously over the Christmas period, according to Dr Geraint Tudur, General Secretary of the union of Welsh Independent churches.
“As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in humble circumstances, we should also think of those mothers in Kenya and Malawi who give birth with our medical care or support,” said Dr Tudur.
“Donations to Christian Aid’s christmas Appeal this year will help support projects in those countries to ensure that mothers get the necessary medical care and that babies are born in safe circumstances and given every care during the first few months.”
Cathrin Daniel, Head of Christian Aid in Wales appealed, “This Christmas help us deliver hope by giving more than 68,000 women access to improved health services, providing life-saving immunisations to 130,000 children under five and training more than 1,000 community health workers. We will also work with local authorities to enable them to provide crucial maternal and child healthcare long term.”
Just £5 could provide a day’s training for a community health worker, £13 could buy clean sheets for two beds where new mothers give birth and £35 would pay for a mother-to-mother support group session for 50 women.
To donate: www.christianaid.org.uk