January 19, 2016

Growing and Thriving in the New Year

We’ve completed our first year of work as part of our five-year commitment in the Villages of Gondar. In partnership with the community, we started with the most critical needs across this rural community, touching 10,000 lives.

The past year has changed the lives of Adey and her niece—one of the many families impacted by our projects in Gondar. One year ago, Adey struggled to find water for her family. Today, she lives steps from a clean water well. A school with a latrine will provide her niece with an education. Her community now has access to microfinance loans that support the local economy.  A new health center means life-saving services are nearby.

In 2016, Glimmer will support projects that provide pre-natal and delivery care for women who traditionally deliver at home without medical aid. A new delivery ward and prenatal services in Gondar will give new moms and babies a healthy start. We’re working with the community to include kitchens at the delivery wards; this will encourage more pregnant women to deliver at the health centers instead of at home. Kitchens will allow families to preserve their cultural traditions around births while receiving care from skilled birth attendants. 

Help us toward our goal of $1.4 million for our second phase of work in Gondar. Your support will go toward better health care for women and children, as well as expanding our education, clean water and microfinance projects in the Villages of Gondar.

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