US$578.00raised of $1,200.00 goal goal
This is Mamta. I met her family on a trip to India seven years ago. Mamta lives in a small village in Northern India and is eight months pregnant with twins. Knowing twins often come early, she is expecting them any day now!
But for Mamta and other women from poor families in India, childbirth can quickly turn into tragedy. Three weeks ago Mamta's sister Samta was due to give birth to a healthy baby girl after four years of trying for a child. Samta and her husband knew better than to go to their rural, government hospital where the conditions are unsanitary and women frequently lose their babies because of the poor quality of care. But money was tight and so they went to a small, private clinic which was cheaper than their first choice hospital. On the day of Samta's delivery family and friends waited anxiously to hear how mother and baby were doing. But the news was devastating. Samta was in critical condition after a botched delivery and the baby girl was dead. Although perfectly healthy at birth, the little girl had been killed by an untrained assistant who was performing the C-section while following the instructions of an elderly doctor who could no longer see properly. Our hearts are broken for Samta who is still in recovery, and Mamta has grieved deeply for her sister's loss.
Mamta knows that without help, she cannot afford good quality care for her own delivery, and is facing a hospital bill for twice the amount because she is expecting twins.
Please help to avoid another tragedy by helping to raise enough money to enable Mamta to get proper medical care at a reputable hospital where she can deliver her twins safely.
(Please see the "updates" tab above for more information on when and how the money will be spent and updates on Mamta)
- Wendy Hanson
- Campaign Owner
- Jessica Schenk
- Team member
The twins are HERE!Update posted by Wendy Hanson at 06:50 pm
Introducing... William(Below is a photograph of a delighted Mamta holding William)...and Sophia!(Below is the proud mom presenting Sophia)I'm sure you'll agree that these two are just adorable!They were born on Friday 23rd June each weighing 2.5kg/ 5.5 pounds. William was born at 7:10pm Indian time and Sophia arrived 20 mins. . . . .
WOW, you did it! COMPLETE funds raised!Update posted by Wendy Hanson at 06:27 pm
WOW, you did it! THANK YOU, you hit the target!You may see on the campaign homepage that it says "48% funded" however this figure does not include donations made "offline" outside of this page and through a UK pound campaign page.Taking all donations into account, the total raised was $1210!This
Over 80% of the total raised!Update posted by Wendy Hanson at 12:48 pm
We are almost there! Again, THANK YOU to everyone who has given so generously through their donations and time to this campaign. Mamta and her family are so very grateful and overwhelmed by the kindness shown to them. You may see on the campaign homepage that it says "37% funded". . . . .
Update on Mamta and the twinsUpdate posted by Wendy Hanson at 12:45 pm
On Tuesday of this week, Mamta officially entered her 9th month of pregnancy. She was told after she entered the 8th month that she should expect the twins at any time (as twins tend to arrive early) so the clock is well and truly ticking now and she is readying. . . . .
More than 65% of the total raised!Update posted by Wendy Hanson at 04:39 pm
First of all we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported this campaign so far! Thank you for your donations, for sharing Mamta's story with friends, family and co-workers and your shares on Facebook and social media, we so greatly appreciate you and all. . . . .
Another batch of cleared funds sent to MamtaUpdate posted by Wendy Hanson at 04:34 pm
Last week we were able to send Mamta another batch of cleared funds, this time totaling 16,368.23 Indian Rupees (23% of the 70,000 Indian Rupees needed). Below is the receipt we received from Mamta. Some personal information for Mamta has been blocked out for security purposes.
Update on Mamta and the twinsUpdate posted by Wendy Hanson at 04:38 pm
Last week one donor kindly donated money specifically for Mamta to have a much needed ultrasound and pre-birth check-up. On Tuesday of this week Mamta went to Jain Hospital (where she hopes to deliver the twins) to get these checks done. The picture above was taken during her visit. The. . . . .
When the money is being sent to MamtaUpdate posted by Wendy Hanson at 03:55 pm
As mentioned in our previous update, half of the estimated expenses for Mamta's birth will be required by the hospital when Mamta is admitted and the remaining balance will be required when she leaves the hospital. Mamta's due date is the end of June/early July, but because Mamta is carrying. . . . .
How the money will be spentUpdate posted by Wendy Hanson at 03:04 pm
The facility above is called Jain Hospital and Nursing Home in a town called Pehowa and is where Mamta hopes to deliver her twins with the help of this campaign. It has a good reputation for safe births, while remaining less costly than bigger hospitals in larger towns. In India,. . . . .