Maternal Health in Ethiopia I will bring 100 bottles of white wine to the United States. I will sell them and profits will benefit maternal health in Ethiopia.
Maternal Health for Ethiopian Women
In October 2020 I spent a month living in Ethiopia. I spoke with local Ethiopians casually about their lives and what there is to do for fun. Through these fun casual conversations, I found out about the death rates of women through childbirth. It shocked me about the death rates of women during childbirth. I was also shocked by the number of young people I met whose parents had already passed away. The death rate for women is so high that a lot of women are afraid to have children. I learned about these stats while in a big city, Addis Ababa, where the death rates are much lower than in smaller towns. I decided to venture outside of the big city and learn more. I found a random health clinic outside of Addis Ababa online to see what healthcare was like outside of the city. I was shocked again by the difference in quality and service that I found at the hospitals in the big city. I plan to return to Ethiopia to spend time out in the village to find a maternal health clinic or groundwork nonprofit to partner with. We will start with simple donations but grow into a long-term partnership. I’ve been in the nonprofit space for the last four years. I plan to apply all the real-world knowledge to this wine venture.
We will help stimulate the Ethiopian economy by buying products produced by Ethiopian grapes and help pay the salaries of Ethiopians producing the wine, the profits will benefit maternal health in Ethiopia.
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