If you or your organisation would like to hold a fundraising event and donate the proceeds to Maternity Africa, please feel free to contact us for further assistance. Any donations, whether great or small, are very much appreciated and will help us deliver care to the many women who need it.
Just as all our work is guided by a strong Christian ethic, we ask you to be aware of the impact of any fundraising activities you may engage in. Please do not put yourselves or anyone else in degrading or dangerous situations, be mindful of any statements which could be considered intolerant or prejudiced. We trust that any proceeds offered to Maternity Africa will come from honest, lawful activities.
We thank all our donors for their boundless energy and generosity.
One of our former Dareda Volunteers (Katie Conway from the UK) had a friend who climbed Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Maternity Africa:
Climbing Kilimanjaro had been a long time ambition of mine. The opportunity came about when my friend Katie was going out to Tanzania to volunteer as a midwife with Maternity Africa. With the challenge of climbing to the top of Africa I thought it would be a good idea to try and raise money for Africa, and I thought it would be best for this money to go towards making a difference in Tanzania. Seeing and hearing about the work she was doing with Maternity Africa made it an easy decision to want to raise money for them.
The excerpt below is from a lady who used her baby-shower to contribute money to Maternity Africa:
“The thought came to me when I found out I was pregnant and was looking into options on OB/hospitals. I realized how lucky we are to have the ability to choose. In developing countries there are no options or choice – sometimes even no support. All of which I think is so important as a pregnant mother and for the health of babies – new life coming into this world.
So I decided to ask for donations as part of my baby shower. I sent a little note to all my family and friends requesting for not their presents but their support for my aim. I set up a box and the ladies donated as much as they wanted anonymously. It was such a great hit! And I did not expect to raise the amount that we did. It just shows how far compassion can go.”
Bree and Brydie
Bree and Brydie are 2 volunteer midwives who worked at Dareda
“We felt compelled to raise money for Maternity Africa after hearing about the good work they are doing. We had also committed to volunteering as midwives in Tanzania in 2016. We hoped to use this opportunity to inform our community on the disparity of maternal health world-wide, and get them on board. We spent some time brain storming a few fundraising ideas and researching our target audience. Working in a big hospital, we knew a cake stall would be a hit.
Making ourselves vulnerable by asking for help was not easy, yet we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help. We shared with our friends and families our plans to volunteer and raise money. Once we had decided on a cake stall we sent out emails asking for help. Life was crazy busy in the lead up to our 3 months away, and we knew we needed help. We therefore agreed to humbly accept every offer of help we received. We were inundated. We received help from colleagues, family, friends, even strangers. The support was overwhelming. The enormity of it dawned on us the day before when cakes started arriving. Our goal was to raise $250 and we thought it might take the morning. Our day started early with our 5 volunteers arriving and setting up. People cued and even came back for seconds and we were busy selling cakes for 7 hours. We were astounded at the reception we received and weren’t prepared for everyone’s generosity. We were told it was a record breaking cake stall for our hospital and we were thankful to have raised just over $2 000 for Maternity Africa. ”