Giving Back: Global

Thanks to my 2019 clients and some generous friends and family, I will have the honor of serving pregnant women in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya in March of 2020. 

We will be working on pregnancy/childbirth education, breastfeeding and general health and wellness. Not only will we be teaching the moms, but also some community health workers as well. This way they can take the information we share and continue to use it to benefit the women in the community.

Thanks to the wonderful Indianapolis birth community and my awesome church family, each mom we work with will receive a birth kit containing much needed items to take to the hospital and to care for herself and her baby during her postpartum period. At the same time, the community health workers will receive supplies to help them care for moms long after we are gone. 

If you'd like to get involved in supporting moms by donating to our birth kits or other financial means, please contact me and/or you can donate through Zelle, Venmo or Paypal : Willowtreedoulaservices@gmail.com.

I'd love for you to follow along! For updates on the happenings in Kenya, follow us on Facebook & Instagram. 

-Asante Sana!

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 our trip was postponed. However, the birth kits were still delivered to moms and the health kits were delivered to the community workers. Hopefully, our trip will be rescheduled for sometime in 2021. 

Every client of Willow Tree Doula Services will be a part of  helping mothers in a third world country have the opportunity to have a safer, happier and more empowered birth experience.  

A percentage of each birth fee I charge,will go toward helping pregnant women in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. 

March of 2018,I had the opportunity to visit the site where a birth center will be eventually built. This particular center will be in a rural area serving moms that have no access to healthcare or hospitals. When the time comes, we would love to be able to send a team of birth workers there. 

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The current Health Centre in Joska. It serves the boys and girls boarding school students and staff and also the local community.

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Standing where the Birth Center will eventually be built.

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Esther is now a mama of a beautiful baby boy. She is a social worker at the school we serve in the slums of Mathare in Kenya. Her birth experience will have been very different than one in the US. I am looking forward to seeing her again in 2020 and hearing her story.

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The Birth Clinic will be built on the second story of the current Health Centre.

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The view from the second floor overlooking the school grounds.

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This is looking up to the second story that will house the Birth Center.

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This is part of the main floor that is the Health Centre.

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This is the main floor of the Health Centre. The stairs on the left will lead up to the new Birth Center.

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The is the lobby area of the current Health Centre.