Multiple Childbirth Support Foundation
wird verwaltet von A. Ekeanyanwu
Multiple Child Birth Support Foundation (MCBSF) was registered in 2004 with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja, as a non-profit and charity organization in Nigeria. MCBSF is set up having identified the numerous problems and challenges encountered by families of twins and triplets. Indeed Nigeria has the largest number of multiple births in the world. Most of these births occur amongst the most impoverished members of the society. Often ignorance, inadequate care and lack of access to education, proper medical facilities, malnutrition, in addition to serious financial constraints make these disadvantaged group experience abject poverty, frustration and high mortality rate. In the race for survival, the place of education for the children are ignored.
In order to assist in the fight against poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, suppression and marginalization of multiple birth families, MCBSF designed the Multiple Outreach Project (MOP). MOP is a multi-component Project tailored to help multiple birth families in different aspects of their lives. Presently we have about 12 families that have benefited from our micro-credit scheme, 36 children on our scholarship scheme and others that we have helped through the health and welfare scheme. We have paid to secure the release of many mothers and their multiple birth babies held up in the clinics and abandoned by their husbands. We are faced with the challenge of addressing the inability of these families to cater for themselves. Recently, a man out of frustration beat his wife to dead for giving birth to triplets after their first set of twins. Such tragedies can be prevented when these families get financial and social support they so much need. This support is what Multiple Childbirth Support Foundation is geared to render and we need help in order to achieve our goals.