In the city of Douala, Cameroon today there was a little boy born.
We’ll call him Samuel.
He is fighting for his life, as is his 14-year-old mother.
His mother, we’ll call her Sarah, has no job. No husband. No family to support her. She struggles just to get something to eat each day.
Prenatal care during her pregnancy was out of the question. It’s care that if she had gotten the mother would be rejoicing in the birth of a healthy baby boy, instead of wondering if they are going to live to see tomorrow.
Hope Services, located 120 miles away in the city of Youanda, has operated a clinic there for more than 20 years providing life-saving care to mothers and children just like Sarah and Samuel.
Hope Services has identified a similar need in Douala, and has asked Bread and Water for Africa® for assistance in constructing a clinic treating the most vulnerable and needy in the impoverished country.
On Giving Tuesday, December 1 we will be asking you for help to make that clinic a reality. On that day, people around the country are asked to remember those most in need.
And on that day, we will be launching an initiative #Clinic4Cameroon and know that supporters just like you will think of Sarah and Samuel and the 60,000 children and adults projected to be treated in the first year alone.
#Clinic4Cameroon. It’s about the numbers. Tens of thousands in the first year – hundreds of thousands in the years to come.
#Clinic4Cameroon. It’s about Sarah and Samuel. It’s about the 60,000.