Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Life Cycle

Something as simple as a bike can save lives!

It only costs about $70 to purchase an International Planned Parenthood Federation Good Gift Bicycle for a midwife in a developing country.

If a midwife in a developing country owns a bike, she's able to visit more villages. Unfortunately, too many midwives lack cycle mobility, so, considering the local current price of a bicycle and its life-improving qualities for far-flung villagers, you couldn't deliver a better gift.

For us, riding a bike to visits is truly a luxury. But to midwives and other health care workers around the world, it's a necessity. Please think about making a donation!

- Jacquie Munro, Vancouver Doula, Slow Birth, Slow Planet

1 comment:

ThyHandHathProvided said...

Jaquie,
I wasn't sure where to leave this comment, but I just wanted to tell you how much I have appreciated reading your site...the concept of slow birth has helped me to slow down in my pregnancy as well. I just posted about it today and wanted to share...

http://thyhandhathprovided.blogspot.com/2009/04/letting-go.html

Thanks, again, for your encouragement- any interest in traveling to Virginia for an early June birth?:-).