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Archive for June 2017

Meet Ana Maritza Lacan Petzey

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Ana Maritza Lacan Petzey, Clinical Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I wanted to help the women in my community. How long have you been working for Saving Mothers? 4 years What has been the most life-changing experience for you in working for Saving Mothers?…

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Friends, we need your help!

www.gofundme.com/savingmothers Childbirth should be a joyous occasion, but unfortunately for many women around the world it is an extremely risky and scary undertaking. More than 343,000 women in developing nations die during childbirth each year – a number Saving Mothers strives to reduce. In Kenya alone, the maternal mortality rate is 488 maternal deaths per…

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Weekly Update From Guatemala

Clinical Education: Josefa, Sasha, and Leah (on ground Saving Mothers Staff) visited the 2016 San Martin School of POWHER graduates to deliver gloves, prenatal vitamins, and continue their clinical education. Earthquake: Other than a bit of a scare, Josefa, Leah, and Sasha are all safe and well following a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that damaged the…

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Saludos desde Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala!

Saludos desde Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala! I am writing this post following my experience as a Saving Mothers volunteer on site in Guatemala. Not a single day has gone by since my return that I haven’t missed everything about being on ground- waking up to the sound of birds chirping, having beans for breakfast, the delicious…

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Meet Juana Pospoy Chicajau

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Juana Pospoy Chicajau, Clinical Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I wanted to improve my skills so I could better help the women in my community. How long have you been working for Saving Mothers? 4 years What has been the most life-changing experience for…

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Meet Josefa Damian Coquix

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Josefa Damian Coquix Clinical Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I wanted to find a way to support my community by helping to lower the maternal mortality rate. I wanted to help save the lives of mothers and their babies How long have you been…

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Meet Concepcion Mendoza Sosof

What is your name and position at Saving Mothers? Concepcion Mendoza Sosof Program Coordinator and Lead Educator Why did you join Saving Mothers? I really loved the idea of working with and supporting the comadronas in our community so I was excited when I heard about the School of POWHER. How long have you been…

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