Project #298 | Crisis Pregnancy Support for Vulnerable Women
Our Partnership with Mother’s Heart
Discrimination against single, pregnant women is very common in Cambodia. They are considered “disgraced, bad luck, used and unworthy.” This stigma compels many girls and women – many of whom are survivors of sexual violence – to keep their pregnancy secret and refrain from seeking health services for fear of being shamed in public. Without access to health care, infant and maternal mortality rates soar. Social isolation also leaves girls vulnerable to dropping out of school, abandoning their children, and being preyed on by traffickers.
One Day’s Wages is partnering with Mother’s Heart Organization to improve the emotional, physical, mental, and social well-being of women and girls experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Women receive counseling to help them make informed decisions about their pregnancy options and available support services. Counseling also helps women heal from past trauma, build healthy and supportive relational networks, and eventually reunite with their families. Women’s delivery and medication costs are covered, and they may receive additional support like newborn clothing, food stipends, rental assistance or hygiene kits. For those seeking to build livelihoods skills to provide for their newborns, social workers match clients with a vocational training course of their choosing, or with support to start a small business.
GIRLS AND WOMEN RECEIVE CRISIS PREGNANCY COUNSELING
YOUNG, SINGLE WOMEN RECEIVE PRENATAL AND POSTNATAL CARE
BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN RECEIVE IMMUNIZATIONS
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our maternal health fund.