Unless you’re a new visitor to the site, you’re probably familiar with KADI, our most recent documentary project. KADI (“voucher” in Swahili) chronicles the implementation of an innovative voucher program in Kenya designed to save mothers and babies. Women are given these vouchers to use like coupons, in exchange for prenatal and delivery services from approved healthcare providers.
Each year, nearly 8,000 Kenyan women die during pregnancy or childbirth – and another 160,000 are injured or disabled – largely because they lack access to skilled medical attention. With the healthcare systems’ high out-of-pocket fees, poorly staffed facilities, and costly transport from home, many poor women believe that high quality maternity care is out of reach.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
It’s easier than you may think to have an impact on the lives of mothers and babies halfway across the globe. Below are a few ways that you can get involved…
- Host a Screening of Kadi!
As our Hosting Partner, all you have to do is invite selected people from your network to attend the event. The scope of the event is up to you and we’ll provide you with screening materials, a suggested order of events, and if possible, a representative from our team to answer any questions about Kadi and the voucher program. It usually takes about 90 minutes.
- Join Our Online Communities and Share!
We have a variety of multimedia content and information on our social networks. Please join and spread the word to your community. There are weekly updates and a special announcement coming with a third way that you can make a quantifiable difference.
Below, you can have a look at the trailer for the KADI documentary, as well as the first of five webisodes that explain the voucher system. We know that the mothers, babies, and dedicated folks that implement this program appreciate your support.
KADI WEBISODE 1 (Click to Tweet)