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How the Health clinic helps mothers

The Guarjila health clinic has been providing essential healthcare to the remote community for years. CAFOD funding helps it to retain specialist services such as gynaecology, prenatal and paediatric care, nutrition and counselling.   We wanted to share some of the details with you, to show just what your World Gifts purchases can help fund! We were lucky enough to have access to interviews with some mothers who had visited the clinic during their pregnancy and for post-natal healthcare.   Lurvin is 30 years old and lives with her husband and two children. Originally from Honduras, Lurvin is particularly thankful for access to the clinic now that she lives in Guarjila. Talking about the healthcare you could receive in Honduras she said: ...

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The Health Clinic and Coronavirus

The Health clinic is one of our most popular gifts from the higher price-range. With schools, parishes and individuals raising money to fund the running costs of a health clinic. The real-life example we give you is of the Guarjila clinic in rural El Salvador. During the civil war, the community of Guarjila was cut off from the rest of the country. To receive essential healthcare, the villagers decided to set up their own clinic themselves. Over the years, CAFOD has been funding them to be able to provide specialist healthcare, including gynaecology, prenatal and paediatric care, nutrition advice and counselling.  The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the stark inequality that people living in poverty face. Those without access to clean, safe...

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Christmas gifts for her from World Gifts

Surprise your Mum, Auntie, Gran or girlfriend this Christmas with our range of unusual charity gifts for her. Whether you need a small Secret Santa gift, a treat for Nan, or a unique gift for your wife, you'll find the perfect gift for her with World Gifts. Our virtual gifts are Christmas presents that make a very real difference to women and children living in developing countries so they're the ideal alternative gift to yet another basket of smellies! Choose the perfect Christmas gift for her Help us be there for Mums and newborn babies this Christmas with our top gift of Healthy mum and baby. You'll receive a gorgeous gift card that describes this life-saving gift and includes space...

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Mother's Day gifts saving babies in Zimbabwe

Our Heathy mum and baby gift can ensure access to medical treatment for pregnant mothers and newborn babies, and also provide extra food for children who are at risk of becoming malnourished. Buy a Healthy mum and baby gift for Mother's DayThis amazing charity gift is helping mums like Unity and her baby Twalumba in Kariyangwe, Zimbabwe. When Twalumba was born, Unity didn’t know how to feed him. She managed to breastfeed but the milk spilled out of his mouth and nose. Her baby boy was growing but not as well as other children his age.Unity joined a local support group for new mums, run by an older and more experienced 'Lead Mother', Mavis. Mavis was given training on nutrition,...

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Wonderful baby gifts for newborns and Baptisms

Give a unique charity gift to a baby born in 2019 We've got gorgeous presents, ideal for new babies, Baptisms and Christenings that will all help give the best start to babies born in poverty. Perfect gift ideas whether you're a grandparent, godparent, aunt, uncle or friend! Welcome a new baby Celebrate the birth of a baby by protecting other newborns with our life-saving gifts of The net that protects and Healthy mum and baby.Choose a beautiful Congratulations gift card that describes how this present will keep other babies and mums safe and healthy. Baptism gift ideas Welcome a baby into our global Catholic family with these thoughtful gifts that make a lasting difference.Trees for life plants five tree saplings...

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