Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Twins in Ethiopia

Around the world, twins can be seen as a double blessing. Unfortunately, in developing countries, twins are also often seen as a double burden.

Ethiopia has twice as many twin births as Europe. Many twins are born prematurely and are unable to receive sufficient breastmilk if their mothers are malnourished. With not enough food, an astonishing 1 in 3 twins, in Ethiopia, will die before they turn 1 year old.

The Gemini Trust is an NGO dedicated to helping families in Addis with twins. Click here for more information.

If anyone has any more twin (or multiple) facts, please leave a comment. Thank you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your graciousness that so cllearly shine through each of your postings. Those bright and beautiful smiles.

You are all so beautiful! Your smiles and love are so freely given and reach far beyond our means of measure. The love and joy that each of your pictures bsuch warmth to a world that is so hungry for you.

Thank you for your selflessness and your huge heart. We desparately need more of your example to mirror.

Thank you for your gift of life and love. I am touched and inspired for the choices I make tomorrow.

Blessings upon blessings poured onto your family!
Carol Helfrich