DID YOU KNOW: LIVE BABIES ARE BEING THROWN AWAY IN THE GARBAGE DUMPS IN AFRICA?
When we heard of the horror of babies being thrown into the 30-acre dump in Nairobi, Kenya we HAD to do something. We started with hiring staff who would patrol the dump at peak times when many desperately poor women throw away their living babies. Luckily we did rescue some but unfortunately we weren’t able to save them all.
As a preventative measure, we erected 3 signs – one at each entrance of the dump – saying “Don’t Throw Away Your Baby! We can help!”
These signs have prompted countless women to call – 10-15 calls a day!
After 2 years of having these signs up we have reached hundreds of women and hundreds more babies!
Just having these 3 signs up costs us $1200/year, plus the medical expenses of the mothers, sponsoring the child ($40-$50/month), food/vitamins for the mother while pregnant ($75/month), and more.
This project has been great at reaching many severely desperate women and children. Since we get many calls a day we need funds to help each caller- we don’t want to turn anyone away.