Right now in Sierra Leone, one in eight women risk dying during pregnancy or childbirth – one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

Less than half of the infant deliveries in the country are attended by a skilled birth attendant and less than one in five are carried out in health facilities.

Bread and Water for Africa® and our partner there, Faith Healing Development Organization, are working to reverse those shocking statistics.

In May, Bread and Water for Africa® will conduct a month-long campaign to provide more education about the unsafe and unsanitary conditions under which so many births take place – too often with tragic results – and what we are doing in places such as FHDO’s clinic in Rokel to improve the chances of life for thousands of mothers and infants.

Be sure to check out our website www.africanrelief.org to read about success stories including Hawa, Mattu, Satta, and Mbalu next month, and learn what you can do to save lives in Sierra Leone.