Hello, my name is Jacques and I am raising funds for my son Juan. We live in South Africa, more importantly he lives in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, which has the third highest infection rate of Covid19 and the second highest death rate. 2 hospitals in KZN have been closed, due to infections, making the choices of safe places to give birth less. The safest option would be a home birth, but as we all know medical care is expensive everywhere but it's the only way to get a private room where she can practice social distancing and greatly reduce their risk of infection.
Chandré is a pre-school teacher, and since South Africa went into lockdown she has not been paid. Juan is a security officer and they also have a 3 year old son. I haven't told them about this yet, as he is the type of person, when you ask him how he is doing, his reply is always "I'm ok, not sure how we are going to survive, but we will. We have too." but I can feel how exhausted he is, just by the sound of his voice. We live 800km away.
With your help, I can raise enough to hopefully, not only pay for the services of a midwife, but also help them cover their rent which they used to buy nappies and clothes. I know that life is difficult for everyone at the moment and every donation and/or share hugely appreciated. Thank you.