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Nancy Austin
Amount Raised
$8,533.00
Fundraising Goal $10,000.00

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The adventure continues! I am now in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, working with Cuso International and the Tanzania Midwives Association in the "Midwives Save Lives" project. Its goal is to increase the effective use of midwives in Tanzania, while also working to  have midwifery accredited in Tanzania as a regulated profession. 

This accreditation would ensure appropriate competencies are taught, safe practices are identified and expectant mothers are informed of the choices available to them for the healthy births of their children. It would help Tanzania meet the United Nations millennial goal #5, which includes:

"    Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights...."

Befitting the topic, my posting gestates for 9 months:  Nov. 2017 through July 2018. 

As with many volunteer organizations, part of my commitment includes fund-raising - I am overwhelmed by the generousity of everyone who has donated so far! Recognizing the value of the work done by Cuso, for every dollar raised, the federal government matches it nine-fold, so a $100 donation becomes $1000, $200 becomes $2000, etc.

As promised in my initial "ask", I am donating $2000 ($1000 for each $5000 donated here)- to be credited to the fundraising accounts of Cuso volunteers who have completed their assignments but have been unable to raise their $2000 minimum despite their best efforts. Cuso is identifying the recipients.

I have been donating to Cuso for over 30 years and now am thrilled to be contributing my legal expertise in this way. I have created a blog of my journey: https://tanzanance.wordpress.com . Scroll to the bottom and a "follow" button will appear. Click on that and you will get an e-mail each time I add to the post. I'd love to hear from you,

Nance Austin

the.nance@yahoo.ca

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Thank you to my sponsors:

Wendy Eastaugh left a message
Nov 30, 2017 6:25 AM
Hey Nancy! Once again you are off to the far flung hinterlands to share your gifts. You makes the rest of us wonder what we are doing with our lives! Have a great time - but come back safe girl. And congratulations on your fundraising efforts!
Wendy Eastaugh donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 30, 2017 6:21 AM
Victor Isbrucker donated $100.00
Nov 19, 2017 10:49 PM
Anne Coghlan and Chris Ashby donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 12, 2017 6:11 PM
William & May Fennell donated $1,000.00
Oct 26, 2017 2:35 PM
June Malabar donated $100.00
Oct 26, 2017 2:30 PM
Cathy Paterson donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 23, 2017 9:41 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 23, 2017 2:10 PM
Laurie Beattie donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 23, 2017 9:04 AM
Deb left a message
Oct 19, 2017 10:39 PM
Its a beautiful country - I hope you get to see some of it
Deb and Jim Downs donated $100.00
Oct 19, 2017 10:38 PM
Shauna and Denis left a message
Oct 19, 2017 9:37 PM
Very proud of you. Enjoy the experience
Shauna Campbell Cousineau donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 19, 2017 9:36 PM
Kevin Marsh donated $100.00
Oct 18, 2017 2:33 PM
CATHARINE donated $50.00
Oct 16, 2017 4:46 PM
Julie Simmons donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 16, 2017 8:15 AM
Hart Schwartz donated $108.00
Oct 15, 2017 6:22 PM
Hart Schwartz left a message
Oct 15, 2017 6:19 PM
Nancy, this is amazing. How terrific that you can use your incredible talent and skill for this.
Skee Teleki left a message
Oct 14, 2017 3:14 PM
Nancy, what a wonderful opportunity for you to contribute in such a meaningful way! Geza and I wish you all the very best. Big hugs, Skee
Skee Teleki donated $500.00
Oct 14, 2017 3:11 PM
George Axon left a message
Oct 14, 2017 10:57 AM
I wish you many successes. Have a great trip!
George Axon donated $100.00
Oct 14, 2017 10:56 AM
Ruth Goba donated $200.00
Oct 13, 2017 3:02 PM
George Thomson donated $500.00
Oct 12, 2017 12:52 PM
Wendy Tadros donated $500.00
Oct 12, 2017 11:37 AM
A friend donated $100.00
Oct 11, 2017 9:16 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 11, 2017 1:11 PM
Ruth Beardsley left a message
Oct 11, 2017 12:59 PM
Sounds like a great adventure. All the best.
Ruth Beardsley donated $50.00
Oct 11, 2017 12:58 PM
Valerie Schmidt left a message
Oct 11, 2017 11:01 AM
Very proud of the wonderful contribution that you are making through Cuso
Valerie Schmidt donated $100.00
Oct 11, 2017 10:59 AM
Jenny & Bruce left a message
Oct 10, 2017 6:49 PM
Best wishes on your next adventure. Happy for you and proud of you!
Jenny and Bruce Iserman donated $200.00
Oct 10, 2017 6:46 PM
Barbara Hall donated $100.00
Oct 10, 2017 6:23 PM
Mike Hogg donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 10, 2017 5:18 PM
Judi Willows left a message
Oct 10, 2017 5:13 PM
The women of Tanzania are lucky to have you!
Judi Willows donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 10, 2017 5:11 PM
Ross Flowers donated $100.00
Oct 10, 2017 4:48 PM
John & Sally Eaton donated $1,000.00
Oct 10, 2017 10:11 AM
Fran Sayers donated $100.00
Oct 10, 2017 9:18 AM
Linda left a message
Oct 10, 2017 9:15 AM
Cheers Nancy and all the best!
Linda Davis donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 10, 2017 9:15 AM
TANYSS MALABAR donated $100.00
Oct 10, 2017 7:21 AM
The Folsetter's donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 9, 2017 8:54 PM
Maddie & Ella Appleton donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 9, 2017 8:14 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 9, 2017 6:37 PM
Bob and Christie Broad left a message
Oct 9, 2017 6:25 PM
A wonderful commitment, happy to donate to such a good cause
Jay McBurney donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 9, 2017 4:43 PM
Jay left a message
Oct 9, 2017 4:35 PM
Hi Nancy. Wow. What an incredible adventure. Very happy to contribute to such a good cause. Hope you have an amazing time.
Kathleen Beall donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 9, 2017 2:35 PM
John Burge and Linda Thomson donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 9, 2017 2:12 PM
Ian and Barb Campbell donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 9, 2017 12:36 PM
Mary Appleton donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 8, 2017 10:39 PM
Douglas Farquharson donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 8, 2017 7:42 PM
Megan McBurney donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 8, 2017 12:18 PM
Margaret (Megan) McBurney left a message
Oct 8, 2017 12:16 PM
A great inspiration to all, Nancy. A great adventure too. So looking forward to following your blog!
Robert Storey donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 8, 2017 11:10 AM
Lakefield donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 8, 2017 10:13 AM
Cousin Carol left a message
Oct 8, 2017 10:08 AM
My love, admiration, respect and gratitude for who you are, and what you are doing go with you! All good and best wishes.
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 8, 2017 6:41 AM
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