Posts Tagged Direct Relief Women

1,000 Dignity Kits Readied for Women Awaiting Obstetric Fistula Repair

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One thousand Dignity Kits are ready to send to women around the world suffering from obstetric fistula thanks to the help of about three dozen Direct Relief Women volunteers who packed the kits Friday at Direct Relief headquarters in honor of International Women’s Day – March 8. Volunteer Molly Green came with her daughter and said it was very special […]

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Direct Relief Women Raises Funds for 6,000 Safe Births

Members of Direct Relief Women.

Six thousand babies will be born safely thanks to the members of Direct Relief Women – a group that supports Direct Relief’s programs targeting maternal and child health – who raised $150,000 at their fourth annual Mother’s Day event held Thursday evening in Santa Barbara. “The events have helped a lot of women meet their babies for the first time […]

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Dignity Kits Comfort Kenyan Women Awaiting Fistula Repair

A fistula patient in Kenya smiles with a Dignity Kit. Courtesy photo.

Noreen (pictured center), a 27-year-old woman from western Kenya, developed obstetric fistula after giving birth to her second child two years ago. Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged and obstructed labor that, if untreated, leaves women with constant and uncontrollable leakage of urine and/or feces. The condition can often be repaired with surgery. Noreen […]

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Direct Relief Women Raises Funds for 4,000 Safe Births at Annual Mother’s Day Event

Members of Direct Relief Women smile together at the event.

Direct Relief Women – a group that supports Direct Relief’s programs targeting maternal and child health – raised more than $100,000 at its third annual Mother’s Day event held Thursday evening at the home of Bryan and Lisa Babcock in Montecito. The amount raised will allow the Goleta-based humanitarian aid organization to support more than 4,000 safe births for mothers […]

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Volunteers Help Local Women in Need on International Women’s Day

Volunteers smile as they help pack care kits for local women in need.

Dozens of Direct Relief Women volunteers took to the warehouse yesterday to organize 500 personal hygiene kits for homeless women in Santa Barbara County in honor of International Women’s Day, held annually on March 8th to celebrate improvements and accomplishments of women. “The number of women living on the street in Santa Barbara is increasing,” said Direct Relief U.S. Programs Coordinator, […]

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Volunteer Feature: Direct Relief Women

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(As part of National Volunteer Week, we are profiling some of our volunteers each day this week. Our third story focuses on Direct Relief Women.) Over the years the Santa Barbara CA based Direct Relief Women of more than 200 women have come together with three goals in mind – educate, engage and fundraise for Direct Relief. Putting together small […]

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