Originally Posted by natalie p
BTW--this problem was there LONG before the Wilsons or the school were there.
Amanda is correct, at least 5 babies a week are being born in San Pedro, and roughly 1 death per month, plus the many who are moving in from other parts of Central America, most very poor. The poor have larger families than those well off . One solution I have been trying to assist with is offering free sterilization to those that cannot afford to pay for it.When we deliver a baby at the clinic of a mother who has had several children, we offer to do a tubal ligation at the cost of $500 bze.If she says she wants to do it but does not have the money to pay for it, we cover the cost from a fund I have been quietly getting pledges for.


I totally applaud these efforts and hope that you can combine them with education about STDs and condoms too... THANK YOU!

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