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This fundraiser ended on 12/17/12

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Clinic Supplies!

As most of you already know I am headed to Tanzania for a few months to volunteer in a Midwife clinic. I am beyond excited for this experience and the opportunity to give back. I will be in Arusha and the surrounding areas working with women through their pregnancies and delivery. I am there to volunteer any way I can. The women's only option is to give birth naturally with very limited medical supplies. I am obviously an advocate for natural birth, but the thought of no medical intervention being an option is terrifying! I will be there to support and comfort the women emotionally while teaching different techniques they can use to reduce pain. However, I am sure I will be thrown into a lot more than that! I am also there to learn from them, I am positive I will be absolutely humbled by the strength these women possess.
One of my pet peeves is when people decide to volunteer and "fund raise" for their trip. I would be a permanent volunteer if I had others funding it. With that said, I have paid out of pocket every single expense I will need to get there, be there and travel. I want to raise money simply for clinic supplies. They are in need of EVERYTHING. Literally everything from gloves, textbooks to surgical scissors. Any money I raise will go towards the purchase of the things they are in need of most. I will be posting pictures of the clinic so you can see why I am so passionate about raising money for this clinic that brings so many children into the world! They obviously don't have a website, otherwise I would include that.
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