The five or ten kilometres that stand between a woman and a health centre may not seem like much. But imagine travelling that distance while enduring the excruciating pain of labour. Every minute scared for your baby, yourself and your family.
Yet, this unthinkable experience can be avoided. By visiting a maternity waiting home, women in Ethiopia can be in the right place when labour starts, with access to around the clock skilled care.
SafeHands ensures women have access to accurate information to make decisions for themselves and their families. Our films are shown on solar-powered tablets carried in backpacks by frontline health workers and provide essential health information to women in rural communities.
Our fundraising appeal on BBC Radio 4 will provide a lifeline for high-risk pregnant women living at a distance from their nearest health centre.
With your support, we can put information about maternity waiting homes into the hands of women and girls in the Amhara region, Ethiopia.
Please donate £34 to put relevant information directly into the hands of women through film screenings and community meetings.
Consider a small monthly donation of just £5 - the same as one cup of coffee - makes all the difference for us.