MOMS teaches Sierra Leonean women to provide excellent maternity care, teach their neighbors, solve community problems, and be role models. These women are remarkable in their commitment to doing this work. For us to provide the initial training, peer review sessions, continuing education, and grant for each woman costs about $500. That is all.
To extend our reach all around Sierra Leone, we are training trainers, who are health care professionals. This program take about a year overall, divided into three six-week sessions and costs us about $1,500 per person.
At each training site, we offer several courses to the Ministry of Health staff working nearby. Classes range from "Current Evidence in Midwifery Care" to "Helping Babies Breathe," to "Writing a Business Plan." These classes cost us around $100 per person per class.
You have donated to MOMS (Midwives on Missions of Service), a non-profit agency organized according to IRS rules. MOMS also works legally as an International Non-Governmental Organization in Sierra Leone. MOMS does not provide you with any goods or services for this donation. You may be able to deduct this amount from your taxes if you meet other criteria. You do have our gratitude.