Birth Camp on Leyte Island

dulagOn March 14th, Sora will be traveling to Leyte Island. She’ll be volunteering at a “field clinic” in the town of Dulag, 30 km south of Tacloban. Last November’s super-typhoon destroyed 80% of homes in the community and hospitals and health centers still need to be rebuilt. Most midwives, doctors and health care workers in the community lost their homes as well. Sora will spend four weeks working with local Filipina midwives and with 2011 CNN hero of the year Ibu Robin Lim who is running the birth camp. Robin Lim has previously been on the scene to provide maternity care in post-disaster situations in Aceh, Indonesia after the 2004 tsunami and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Births at the Dulag “Birth Camp” clinic take place in tents and supplies are still very limited. Sora will be bringing a suitcase of much-needed medical supplies with her when she goes.

If you are interested in helping to fund the purchase of supplies for the Birth Camp, you can send a check to SAMS, PO Box 399 Ambridge, PA 15003, with “Colvin special project” in the memo line, or choose “special project”  on our online giving page.  100% of your donation will be used for purchasing supplies and Sora will be hand-delivering them.

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