Madame Gracitha Exilian lives in a small remote mountain village in Haiti. By age 34, she had lost three children. Her first child died at six months old, and she later experienced two miscarriages.
When she learned she was pregnant for a fourth time, her friend encouraged her to visit Love A Child’s birthing center in Fond Parisien, Haiti. There, Madame Gracitha learned that she was anemic and in poor health – she quickly received United Nations International Multiple Micronutrient Antenatal Preparation Multiple Micronutrient Supplements (UNIMMAP MMS) to take daily during her pregnancy and other antenatal care services. Now, she is far healthier and better prepared to deliver a healthy baby.
Love A Child distributes UNIMMAP MMS donated by Kirk Humanitarian, with the flow of supply managed by Kirk Humanitarian’s partner MAP. Love A Child is able to reach more than 200 women a month with education, birthing kits, UNIMMAP MMS, and more – Madame Gracitha’s story is an example of the tangible impact these donations have on the lives of these women and babies. As Sherry Burnette, co-founder of Love A Child, put it, “they instill hope that a brighter future is possible for all Haitians.”