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100% OF YOUR

CONTRIBUTION

THAAKAT
FOUNDATION

GOES DIRECTLY TO

PEOPLE IN NEED

MAKING A
CHANGE
IN SIERRA LEONE, AFRICA

OUR
PURPOSE
We believe in restoring hope to those who
have been outcast from society.

FATMATA MATERNITY
CENTER

We work to progress global communities


through sustainable education and health
care development projects.
Thaakat has adopted three global villages
in which we are helping to make strides
for the communities every day.

LEARN MORE ABOUT


OUR GLOBAL PROJECTS
www.thaakat.org

FATMATA
MATERNITY
CENTER
DREAMS FOR
KACHRA
KUNDI
LOCATION: BLAMA PERRI
PUJEHUN DISTRICT

ONE IN EIGHT

WOMEN RISK DYING DURING


PREGNANCY OR CHILDBIRTH

KEY FACTS
Pujehun is one of the countrys
poorest and least developed
districts.
Inhabited by widows and
children as a result of the
decade war.
The average family size is
6.2 persons
Six communities surrounding
our maternity clinic: Blama Perri,
Golahun, Juhun, Perri-Bo,
Matagbema and Vaama.

The majority of the population


(87%) is living in rural areas.
19% children are less
than 5 years of age
28% of children are
between 5 -14 years of age
49% are in the15-64 years of
age (which is the active
workforce)
Nearest hospital, more than
fifteen miles away, is reachable
only by bike or walking due to
terrible inroads.

A proper birthing center for Blama Perri was an absolute need.


Sierra Leone has for years led in maternal and child mortality
rates. Women would deliver babies at home without proper
medical care or would not be able to reach a hospital in time for
emergencies. This common occurrence had become a silent
epidemic. Women were risking their lives to give birth.

BRINGING HOPE
TO BLAMA PERRI
TO BRING CHANGE TO THIS RURAL COMMUNITY

THAAKAT COMPLETED A STATE OF THE ART

MATERNITY CENTER IN APRIL OF 2014


Since then we have treated more than
6500 patients and more than 150
healthy babies have been delivered!
We provide general healthcare, vaccinations,
family planning services and support to the
community of Blama Perri and nearby villages.
The community refers to our center as a small
America as it is the only facility for hundreds
of miles with light around the clock.

SIERRA LEONE HAS ONE OF THE


HIGHEST MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES

IN THE WORLD

Our solar panel roofs serve as a charging hub, a


night time shelter for students who need to
study and a safe gathering place for friends and
neighbors to socialize into the night.

WHAT DO
WE PROVIDE?
CHALLENGES
OF
AnteAREA
Natal and Post Natal care
Labor,
delivery and post partum
Poor
working
care
conditions
Acute malnutrition treatment
program
STD prevention and treatment
program
Cross community Malaria treatment
and prevention programs

Center Staff
Site Manager:
Philip Momoh

CHALLENGES
OF AREA
Early childhood nutrition
education programs
Family planning, free
contraceptives
Free child vaccinations
and growth monitoring
Illness/disease treatment
for all ages (general
population)

Poverty

Remote location

Teenage
pregnancy

Poor housing

Single
mothers
Quality of
water/living
conditions
Economic
conditions

Land not
cultivated
Lack of jobs or
opportunity
Effects of war
left widows
and children in
the area

Two government qualified


nurses on site 24 hours
One womens empowerment
program lead
One malaria MPS (mosquito
prevention spray) lead
One security personnel
One sanitation lead
One record keeping

CENTER
COSTS

(IN US DOLLARS)

Monthly
$300

Staff salaries

$100

Fuel and internet

$85

Acute malnutrition supplements

Yearly
$1000

Women's empowerment program

$3-5000

Ongoing improvements,
construction, expansion

$3000

Malaria prevention programs

DONATE AT

www.thaakat.org