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As all of you know, GWEN is global and cares about all issues facing women, men and children abroad. Throughout these past 3 years, our co-founder Tess Cacciatore has dreamed of bringing prenatal monitors and computers to Ghana. These monitors represent the empowerment of girls and women and their maternal health. For example, girls in Ghana tend to contract reproductive issues at an early age, due to having to carry heavy jugs of water that affect the proper development of their organs.
As of yesterday, the monitors and computers we have dreamed of arrived in Ghana, but they are being held up at customs – something we did not expect. We must pay $2,000 USD to retrieve these items from customs. Can you help us fundraise to get these monitors and computers in the hands of the 3 hospitals that so desperately need them?
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