We are excited – GlobalGiving’s September Little by Little campaign is quickly approaching!
Next week, beginning on the 13th of September, 12nn Phnom Penh time, donations up to US$50 to Mother’s Heart via GlobalGiving will be matched at 50%. This is the perfect time for you if you’re looking for an opportunity to double your donations and go a long way.The Little by Little campaign shows the power of the community, that little acts of kindness can collectively make a BIG impact.
Mark your calendars and join us on September 13-17, as we celebrate the BIG difference little acts of kindness can make! Together we can help empower women and young girls facing crisis pregnancies. And please, please... help us spread the word: share this post with your family and friends to increase our impact. Thank you. ❤
Each woman in our care receives regular visits from our social workers and midwives. In Battambang programme office, during those visits, our staff is accompanied by a member of the Commune Council for Women and Children, a staff from the provincial social affairs department, local authorities, or a partner organization to ensure that their voices are heard, their needs are met, and their doubts and anxieties are addressed. This kind of collaboration and engagement with community partners is important in providing (complementing) support and services and using our resources efficiently and effectively to ensure that the women and children are healthy, safe, protected and supported especially in this time of pandemic.
Photo above shows our staff in Battambang in one of their recent house visits to provide counselling, distribute baby baskets to expectant mothers, as well as discussing other support and services needed by the women and their caretakers with our different partners in the community.
Please support Mother's Heart. Our One Day's Wages fundraising campaign has been EXTENDED for two more weeks. This means we have two more weeks to reach our goal - can you help us? Please visit this link to donate and get your donations matched dollar for dollar - https://onedayswages-mothersheart.funraise.org/
We would also like to thank our recent donors to the ODW campaign. Your support is helping us get closer to our goal ❤️
On behalf of the whole Mother's Heart Organization, it is with great pride and pleasure to announce that our very own Katrina Gliddon, Founder and Co-Director of the Board, has recently been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her service to the international community of Cambodia in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.
It is a well-deserved recognition and accolade for Katrina for her work with vulnerable women and girls in crisis pregnancies in Cambodia. Mother's Heart Organization was started in 2010 because she and a Cambodian friend were helping a young lady who was single and pregnant and who did not have access to free medical care for herself and her baby. This situation made Katrina think about how many women and girls in the country are faced with a crisis pregnancy and found there was a huge gap in the services for this demographic. Eleven years later, Mother's Heart is the first and remains the only organization supporting women in crisis pregnancy and is at the forefront in the prevention of child-family separation in Cambodia.
Please join us in congratulating Katrina. We are proud of her and honoured to continue Mother's Heart's vision and mission alongside her.