Who is Baby K?

“Baby K”, not even a year old and she has already faced struggles and hardship beyond what most could imagine. Her mother died bringing her into this world, giving her life.  Her father, grief stricken and unable to care for her and her 1 year old brother,...

The Beauty of It…

Yesterday we visited the home of one of our mothers and her two week baby boy.  We were thankful to see that both were doing well. When we arrived we were greeted by a group of “neighborhood” children, all excited to accompany us to the family’s home.  There were...

New Seasons…

With the coming of a new season, we joyfully find ourselves embarking on another round of childbirth education classes. Ruth, our nurse and director, continues to teach these classes but this time around she is also training our doulas so that they will eventually be...

A Beautiful Surprise

Yesterday we welcomed another baby boy into this world. Genet had arrived for a prenatal visit to find the sweet baby had been born an hour earlier! Mother was doing wonderfully, and Genet was amazing, in full doula capacity, attending to mother and baby and using all...

Betty’s Life

One Friday morning just this past month a beautiful baby girl was born at a hospital in Addis Ababa.  After the delivery, the doctor sent this sweet baby home with first time mother, despite the baby showing signs of sepsis.  Our DHI Birth Worker, Genet, did her job...