Join us Saturday, October 23 in celebration of the important work accomplished to help Ethiopian children suffering from neural tube defects. Your presence and support will make a world of difference.
Ethiopia is the second most populous nation in Africa, and among the top three fastest growing economies in the world. Yet despite this positive outlook, the country is facing a tragic pediatric crisis with 44,000+ spina bifida and hydrocephalus pregnancies each year.
Spina bifida and hydrocephalus are neural tube defects (NTDs) caused by a lack of folic acid in the mother’s diet. These NTDs damage the spinal cord, brain and vital functions of the newly born and cause stillbirths, infant mortality and profound, life-long disability.
“At ReachAnother Foundation, we believe that the world is a big village, that we are all connected and that all lives have equal value. We believe that small targeted investments in knowledge, time and money can produce big results and change the world. Americans and Europeans have always been very generous with charitable donations, yet there is only a small percentage of those donated funds that supports goals abroad. For $150, ReachAnother can support one life-saving surgery in Ethiopia, while the same surgery would cost close to $30,000 in the United States. Our support in Ethiopia has a multiplier effect that enable us to have a greater impact for babies born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.”