Supporting mums in Meru
In Meru, where you’ll finish your ride, new mums simply aren’t receiving the health information and support they need to keep their babies safe.
Women in this region fall pregnant early in life. Many leave school and feel ostracised and isolated. Without reliable health information, they don’t know the warning signs to look out for during pregnancy and when their baby is newborn. Without a friendly face to turn to for expert advice, pregnancy and birth can be a lonely and frightening experience - one that too often ends in tragedy.
This year, Child.org will be funding pregnancy support groups in Meru, through a big campaign called Team Mum.
£10 will be enough to reach a new mum who needs our support and provide her with a pack of baby essentials, including a weighing bag.
£25 pays for a new mum to receive our full support group training programme. She’ll make a birth plan and be introduced to her local health facility where she can give birth in a safe environment.