G is for Georgia.
My name is Georgia (Gilliland) Macad and I am a Certified Professional Midwife. Myself and my family have been in the province of Kalinga in the northern Philippines since 2007, providing families with maternity care. The isolated province of Kalinga, an area still plagued with tribal wars and poverty, is one of the most beautiful and untouched areas in the Philippines. The people here have historically had little to no access to medical care. In fact, before we began our birthing home in 2007 most of the pregnant women delivered their babies at home on their own, without any prior prenatal care or attending doctor or midwife. Many of these women and babies died due to complications that would have been easily preventable with adequate care from a qualified midwife.
In 2007 my husband Achao and I along with some young local women wanting to study midwifery, set up a maternity clinic to serve the tribal peoples of Kalinga. Since we opened our doors in February 2007 more than 3000 babies have been delivered and over 50 local midwives have been trained.
The Philippines is a developing nation with extreme poverty and corruption and so, I am seeking to find sponsors from outside the country that would be interested in partnering with me for this cause.
I and the people of Kalinga would be so grateful if you would be interested in supporting this charity maternity clinic through the donation of medical supplies or financial support.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would love to hear from you!