Three women gave birth by the side of the road this month.
Wherever you may be in the world, the thought of giving birth on the way to hospital strikes terror in the heart of any expectant mother. Having given birth for the first time 19 months ago, in a sophisticated European hospital, I simply can't begin to imagine the trauma these girls/women went through when bringing these babies into this world. Thank heavens, all three mothers and babies were strong and there weren't any complications. However, others have not been so fortunate.
It is therefore no surprise that tears of joy were shed, mine included, when two ambulances arrived in Guludo this week.
Now the villages around Guludo are equipped to make sure this never happens again.
The ambulances will also be used for emergencies and helping to get people to medical care when they most need it. It is an enormous leap forward for saving lives here and something that we (Nema & Guludo) are incredibly proud of.
Fundraising, ordering and delivering two motorbike ambulances sounds simple. Let me assure you, it couldn't have been further from the truth! To find out about the trials, tribulations and the journey of these two bikes check our Lisa (Nema's "Directora") blog at www.nemafoundation.org/blog.