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Advent

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Advent

  1. 1. As many as 1 in 65 mothers die in childbirth in north-east Nigeria and the country has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. www.cafod.org.uk/advent Donate
  2. 2. Blessing gave birth prematurely to her twin daughters, Peace and Patience. After suffering years of abuse, Blessing was finally driven from her home by her husband when she was four months pregnant. www.cafod.org.uk/advent Donate
  3. 3. Frightened, exhausted and dangerously ill, Blessing turned to St. Monica’s health clinic for help. www.cafod.org.uk/advent Donate
  4. 4. Labour came on suddenly at seven months, when her blood pressure was so dangerously high that the Sister in charge had to give an injection to speed up delivery. Without the quick actions of the Sister, Blessing and her daughters would not have survived. Labour came on suddenly at seven months, when her blood pressure was so dangerously high that the Sister in charge had to give an injection to speed up deliver www.cafod.org.uk/advent Donate
  5. 5. “We are so grateful for your help. My babies would have died without the medical treatment from this clinic.” www.cafod.org.uk/advent Donate
  6. 6. The clinic not only saves lives, but it has enriched the lives of the people of Yakoko and brought the once isolated community together. Donatewww.cafod.org.uk/advent
  7. 7. “My life has been a struggle. When I was homeless and pregnant I had nothing – just the dress I was wearing. But I never gave up. I knew that God was not looking at my bad dress in church. He is taking care of my family.” www.cafod.org.uk/advent Donate
  8. 8. Blessing’s experience is just one example of the kind of life-saving treatments that are performed on a daily basis at St. Monica’s. If you are able to give a gift this Advent, it could make a real difference to people like Blessing. www.cafod.org.uk/advent Donate

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