In Rwanda, Help Arrives

The Mother and Baby Project, reported in TIME, begins saving lives in the small African nation

When TIME set out to cover the plight of women giving birth in Rwanda--where 1 in 9 women dies during childbirth--we did so with a plan to help readers help the women we were writing about. Working with Netaid and the International Rescue Committee, TIME developed "birthing kits," which will be distributed to Rwandan women to help ensure safer, cleaner deliveries of their children. We chronicled the tragic death of one Rwandan woman and unveiled the new Internet initiative in our April 17 issue.

The response from readers and visitors to the Netaid website has been impressive: $226,272 had been donated...

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