Mercy for Mamas believes that every woman deserves the right to safe, clean childbirth. Our goal is to help women get the care they the need so they can survive childbirth and thrive as mothers. We also want all of our work to reflect the hope and love that we have in Jesus Christ and point women to a relationship with Him.
The Need: 1 in every 49 Ugandan women will die from birth or pregnancy complications, which is almost 20 women dying every day. The maternal mortality rate in Uganda is 40x’s higher than the rate in the US. The most staggering thing from those numbers is that the majority of those deaths could easily be […]Read More
Our approach is simple. Provide women with the proper supplies needed to give birth. In Uganda, a woman must bring all of the supplies needed for the birth with her to the hospital. Many women do not get the care they need during labor because they cannot afford these supplies. We pass out bundles with […]Read More
What is a mama kit? A Mama Kits is an all-in-one kits that contains everything needed to help provide a clean and safe delivery. In order to give birth in most hospitals or clinics in Uganda, you must purchase all of the necessary supplies and bring them with you. If you do not have the supplies […]Read More
Friends, can you please pray for this mama? Anet is 33 years old and has three children. I met her in February shortly after she delivered her new baby via c-section. She works hard as a hair braider to provide for her family. Sadly, last week her husband died unexpectedly. (Her first husband died several […]Read More
Can I be honest? There are days that I am not super excited about fundraising and doing logistical work for Mercy for Mamas. Sorting out airline reservations, doing spreadsheets, filing tax forms and organizing merchandise is not very exciting. I could spend that time working a real job and getting paid. I get bogged down […]Read More
Meet the Mamas is a feature on our blog where we introduce you to some of the women we serve. Our goal is for you to hear their stories, see their faces, and get a better understanding of where they are coming from, the needs they face, and how we help. We are really excited […]Read More