Mercy for Mamas
The Girls Ministries of Wisconsin / Northern Michigan is excited for this year's project. This year we are supporting Mercy for Mamas and providing Mama's Kits. .
A Mama Kit is an all-in-one kit that contains everything needed to help provide a clean and safe delivery. In order to give birth in most hospitals or clinics in Uganda, you must purchase all of the necessary supplies and bring them with you. If you do not have the supplies you will often be turned away. Many of the women cannot buy the supplies, so they do not seek medical care, which often leads to complications and even death for the mothers and babies. A simple gift of a $7 kit can allow the women to give birth in a hospital or clinic, or if they must give birth at home they have proper sterile supplies. Research has shown that the gift of a mama kit can greatly reduce the number of women dying during childbirth.
The Penny Fund is a local outreach of the Girls Ministries of the Wisconsin/ Northern Michigan Ministries Network. Each year the girls bring their penny fund offering to Great Girls Escape. In cooperation with our Ministries Network Office, the funds generated by the girls are distributed to churches and projects in our Network that have specific needs. This past year we were able to help a Native American Church in our Network update its video capabilities in their church.
The penny fund also helps provide a scholarship each year to a Girls Ministries Graduate who is pursuing her higher education.
The penny fund gives twenty-five percent of the offering to the National Coins for Kids Project.
So bring your offering and make a giant poster to be displayed at our Great Girls Escape. Let's see our girls support the ministries within our Ministry Network