This Mother’s Day, honor your mother with a gift that helps save the lives of mother and their newborns – make a donation to provide the light and power necessary for childbirth in Uganda, a gift every mother can appreciate.
After making your donation at http://powertheworld.org click on ‘return to Music for Relief’ where you can download and print a Mother’s Day card or send an e-card for Mother’s Day.
Why? Donating to Power the World for Mother’s Day brings:
Life-saving power to health clinics in East Africa. 1.3 billion people worldwide have no reliable access to electricity. Without power, health care in energy-poor regions, including Uganda, is severely compromised. Among those most affected are mothers in need of emergency obstetric care and their newborns.
Crucial help to mothers. Globally, 1000 women die every day in childbirth or from a pregnancy-related complication. Without electricity, midwives struggle to provide care by kerosene lantern; c/sections are conducted by flashlight, medical procedures are cancelled. With mothers’ lives on the line, clinics need light and power around the clock.
Portable solar systems. Power the World is partnering with We Care Solar, a non-profit that manufactures a rugged, reliable, portable solar system known as the Solar Suitcase. Used in clinics in 17 countries including Uganda, the Solar Suitcase provides health workers with reliable lighting and power for medical care.
A meaningful card to send to the mothers you care about. The mothers on your list will receive a beautiful Power the World Mother’s Day e-card signifying your donation to help less fortunate mothers on their behalf.
Hope. By helping Power the World, you give hope to mothers, babies, health care workers and their communities that struggle to cope with unreliable electricity in medical centers.
Our goal is to raise $150,000 to send 100 Solar Suitcases to health clinics in Uganda by August 1. To make a donation and get the Power the World Mother’s Day card, visit www.powertheworld.org