Hugs from a Hero

New Chapter® has a close relationship with Bumi Sehat, the organization that operates two Community Health Education and Childbirth Centers in Indonesia for any and all mothers on the socioeconomic scale.

This is vital work. A significant number of pregnant women in Indonesia have severe complications and life-altering injuries during birth due to widespread malnutrition. Postpartum hemorrhaging, in particular, has contributed to increases in the country’s maternal mortality rates. To address these needs, renowned midwife Robin Lim operates birthing clinics in Bali and Aceh through Bumi Sehat. She was honored with the CNN Hero of the Year award in 2011.

Bumi Sehat means Healthy Earth Mother. At Bumi they believe that access to quality healthcare and to kind, hygienic, culturally appropriate childbirth is a human right. They believe that each individual is an essential societal component of peace. By caring for the smallest citizens of Earth – babies at birth – they are building peace: one mother, one child, one family at a time. They are devoted to working in partnership with people to improve quality of life and to encourage peace. This is their mission and vision.

I’ve always been touched by this mission, and proud of New Chapter’s annual donation of Perfect Prenatal™ multivitamin to these clinics, which help mothers avoid the dangers of malnutrition during labor. When the donations arrive, Lim says, “We have gotten the gold!”

When midwife and founder Robin Lim paid a visit to New Chapter, I felt fully connected to the cause. I will never forget that day as Robin approached everyone with hugs, not just handshakes. She has a warm persona that is simply irresistible—her presence actually brought tears to my eyes.

Later that day she gave a presentation to our entire company where she asked all of us to raise our hands up. With hundreds of hands held high, she proceeded to let us know that “these hands change lives.” She told us that without our collective work, Bumi Sehat wouldn’t be able to do all it does. That incredibly touching moment made me realize just how important health and wellness is on a global scale. It’s often easy to go on with your day-to-day routine and not think of the overall impact it has on others. Robin Lim shed light on the positive influence Perfect Prenatal has made, bringing nutrition to mothers and babies in need.

You can visit Bumi Sehat’s website to learn more and even contribute.

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