I now have a
for me and my baby."
“Saving Lives…Two At A Time”
Our goal is to save lives
two at a time,
both mother and baby, physically and spiritually.
Kupendwa’s Maternity Homes are Christian residential homes for young unwed expectant mothers typically 12 – 18 years old. The girls who enter our Homes are the most desperate of the desperate teenage mothers with crisis pregnancies.
These teenage mothers have been living in trees or on the streets, selling their bodies for a piece of bread, have attempted suicide, contracted HIV through rape, or have been through many other life tragedies that have led them to absolute desperation.
Kupendwa is dedicated to reducing the maternal and infant mortality rates in Uganda by making improvements in maternal and child health.
Through our Midwifery Training Clinics & Workshops, we train, educate and empower both men & women within the local communities and surrounding villages in order to reduce mortality statistics.
16 women die every day in Uganda due to pregnancy related complications.
Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the second cause of death for 15-19 year-old girls globally.
Several factors that prevent women from receiving or seeking medical care during pregnancy and childbirth are poverty, distance, lack of information, inadequate services, and cultural practices.
More than 800,000 child deaths are linked to poor breastfeeding practices every year according to UNICEF.
... and the statistics continue.
Read more about how Kupendwa works in these remote villages and communities
with the most at-risk women and mothers to see that they do receive quality heath care and
the best chance for delivering safely and surviving childbirth! Click here >