Mo On The Go

Giving Tuesday

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I scrolled through webpage after webpage on Black Friday, scanning deals on everything from TVs to placemats. I didn’t buy a thing. It wasn’t that there weren’t any good deals, there were lots of great ones, I just didn’t feel it this year. I’m feeling like I can’t keep up with all the stuff we already have, my kids can’t keep up with all the stuff they have and even they are rethinking what they really NEED this year and not just adding every toy they see to their list. 

 

This morning I saw a few friends posting about #GivingTuesday. I had forgotten about this initiative, where after days of getting why not focus on giving. This has me fired up today and I wanted to share a video from Cuso International that I saw on Facebook that really resonated with me. 

 

 

In our busy day to day lives we forget how lucky we are to have kids that are writing lists to Santa. Kids that have access to everything they need to survive and thrive. We forget about the moms and babies that don’t have access to midwives and doctors. The mothers that won’t see their child’s face light up with joy this Christmas. The mothers whose first look at their child’s face will also be their last. Sad stuff I know, but it’s real and we can help Cuso International make a difference. 

 

About 1 million children under the age of 10 worldwide are left motherless each year. These children are far more likely to die within 1 to 2 years of their mother’s death.

 

·  In Canada, 7 of every 100,000 mothers die from complications related to childbirth each year.

·  A Congolese woman is 99X more likely to die during childbirth - 693 of every 100,000 mothers die from complications related to childbirth each year.

·  An Ethiopian woman is 50X more likely to die during childbirth - 353 of every 100,000 mothers die from complications related to childbirth each year.

·  A Beninese woman is 58X more likely to die during childbirth - 405 of every 100,000 mothers die from complications related to childbirth each year.

·  A Tanzanian woman is 57X more likely to die during childbirth - 398 of every 100,000 mothers die from complications related to childbirth each year.

 

 

Visit Cuso International for more details and to donate.  Right now every $1 you give has the power of $10. Help moms and babies survive and give even a little today on #GivingTuesday 

 

 

 

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