Olivia has delivered over 1600 babies in the last ten years in the sparsely equipped clinic that has no electricity or water, but that is still considered an oasis for the women seeking her help for their deliveries. Without this clinic, the closest medical assistance would be 30 miles away, along a potholed, dusty, dirt road.
Newborn wrapped burrito style.
“Since I came here I have never lost a baby. I know God has helped me a lot,” says Olivia. “I enjoy working with the poor in the villages because I want to save lives. The challenges are so many. We have bad roads. We don’t have lights.” But she adds, “My passion is delivering babies and taking care of pregnant women. I become happy when I deliver a baby safely, without losing the child.”
Olivia outside the clinic in Kumdi, Ghana.
Call to Action: Olivia ends with a request, “My brothers and sisters, support the Kumdi Clinic because the clinic saves the lives of pregnant women…it gives hope..”Contribute via Ghana Christian Mission
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