Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children: Ensuring Safe Pregnancy and Birth for Women around the World

For many years, Goretti Nyabenda, a mother and wife living in northern Burundi, lived as a virtual prisoner to her husband— not allowed to socialize with other women or even leave the house. But Goretti wanted a better life for her and her six children and eventually convinced her husband to allow her to participate in a local women’s savings and loans group.