Rural Health Care Initiative
  • Partnering with Sierra Leone to save lives

Mother’s Day Gifts to support start-up operations of Birth Waiting Home

Mother’s day is approaching on May 14th.  This Mother’s Day, surprise your Mom with a unique, meaningful gift.  Help improve the life of a mother in Sierra Leone, by assisting in the beginning operations of the Birth Waiting Home in Tikonko.

For any donation made, your mother will receive a beautiful Mother’s Day card indicating your donation— in her honor—to improve maternal and newborn health in another part of the world.  If your mother is no longer with us, consider a gift in her memory and a card will be sent to you.

Levels of giving to furnish the Birth Waiting Home include:

  • $10: Solar Lamp for light at night (24 needed)
  • $25: Bedside table for each bed (24 needed)
  • $50: Desk for the office, or 4 chairs (2 desks, 30 chairs needed)
  • $75: Pots, pans, dishes for the kitchen (4 sets needed)
  • $100: One Bed and mattress  (24 needed)
  • $250: Table and chairs for the classroom/dining room (2 needed)
  • $500: Completely furnish one room–includes 4 beds, 4 bedside tables (8 needed)
  • $1000: Furnish the indoor and outdoor kitchens, bathroom, and meeting room

To donate, click here In the comments section of the on-line donation form, indicate the name and address of your mother and make your donation.  RHCI will send your mother a beautiful card recognizing your gift.  Or you may mail your gift to RHCI at P.O. Box 14822; MPLS, MN 55414, including your Mom’s name and address.

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Carol Nelson

Board Chair

Carol Nelson MD is a retired physician from the U of MN Boynton Health Women's Clinic and St. Paul Primary Care Clinic with 38 years of primary care experience. In 2013, 2015 and December 2016-January 2017, she traveled to Tikonko in Sierra Leone. During the recent trip, she facilitated a Helping Babies Breathe training session for the Traditional Birth Attendants in Tikonko Chiefdom. Dr. Nelson is currently pursuing her Master's of Public Health at the U of MN School of Public Health, with a focus on Global Health.

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