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Day 7

Day Seven In Haiti Part One: Carrie, Carmelle and I walk into Shada and a little boy recognizes me and yells and runs to me to give me a welcoming hug. It is Anderson! He is the little boy who was covered in staph and scabies in January. His skin is clear and shiny...

Day 5

Day Five in Haiti:I turn my body away from the pushing crowd and face the rusty tin wall to cry. The lump grows in my throat and I want to sob, but I fight it, turn around and fill the last three medicine cups with our treatment for scabies and staph: neem oil,...

Day 6

Day six in haiti:The day started with two mom’s laboring in the birth room and 40 women holding their babies and singing together in beautiful morning song at MamaBaby Haiti.  We created a circle of moms and dads with babies three months and younger, pulling them out...

Day 4

Day Four in Haiti:Due to gas shortages we walked EVERYWHERE. I feel like I walked 10 miles today. This is what we did: Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - and I bore my testimony in Haitian Kreyol to the congregation, which I am sure was amusing, but...

Day 3

Day Three in Haiti: We had an intense birth this morning and took care of many urgent birth center needs before we left on an outing. (I will write the stories later... still processing).  Saturday is the day we play. It’s about unity and coming together as a MamaBaby...

Day 2

Day Two in Haiti: After a boat drive, we hiked for over an hour through the jungle up steep trails. We arrived at the foot of the mountain village where they have built a small little clinic room for us out of stilts with a wood plank floor and a metal tin roof (only...

Day 1

Day one in Haiti. I lay here on the roof in my tent listening to the rain and my heart feels very full. I am grateful for the team that has come with me and is special to me in many ways.  Sofia Autumn Zulu Shepherd is a baby that I caught many years ago and is now a...

On A Global Day of Giving, November 27th, 2018 Support MamaBaby Haiti

    Help us meet our $100,000 fundraising goal on November 27th, 2018 #GivingTuesday Want to join us in supporting a good cause? This #GivingTuesday We're raising money for Mama Baby International (MamaBaby Haiti) and your contribution will make an impact, whether you...

MamaBaby Haiti has been busy.

It's been very busy at MamaBaby Haiti. We've had 8 babies yesterday and 3 more today. This after several other busy day. Women come from all around to get care. We serve a purpose. A few days ago I drove across the country.  We took the route through the countryside...

Hello from Haiti

There are so many things going on that we just had to share. Now more than ever we need your support.  We have many things happening here. Today, October 3rd, for example: Three babies born last night in the wee with midwives Gennie, Erlyne and Carmelle, two girls and...

Gala 2018 Press Release

MamaBaby Haiti Fundraising Gala “What if?” October 20th, 2018 at the Tiffany Center   Portland, Oregon: Imagine you were given the opportunity to impact real change for families experiencing the highest maternal and infant mortality in the Western Hemisphere? This is...

The first couple days…

Haiti. We landed. Negotiated two hours in the airport to get our “tax” charges for supplies brought down from $154 to $52, got picked up by Claudin and Paul, went through the city traffic and bustle, and then arrived at the gates of MamaBaby Haiti, greeted by the...

To Our First Graduating Class…

I would like to share with you my graduation speech from our very first gradation and MamaBaby Haiti. I hope that you can feel it the way I felt it as you read along. Hello to everyone and welcome to our first MamaBaby Haiti graduation. We are so happy that you could...

Narrow Dirt Path

We walk on the narrow dirt paths and I cling to the rocks for fear I will slip and fall down the mountainside. We turn right and squeeze down a narrow ally and reach her door on the left. We knock on the dilapidated sheet metal and step into the tiny 10x10 dirt floor...