New Mothers at ELWA and Redemption Receive Cash from Diaspora Group

MONROVIA, Montserrado – New mothers at the ELWA and Redemption Hospitals were recipients of cash donations from Glamorous Girls, a group of Liberian women residing in the United States during the holiday season.

The mothers had all recently given birth and were each presented a purse of at least L$600 (US$3.80) as a gift for the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Glamorous Girls make symbolic cash donation on the ELWA Hospital maternal ward. Photo: Gbatemah Senah

An official of the group, Rachel Quiah, disclosed during the presentation at the ELWA maternal ward that they were a group of Liberian women residing in the U.S. who were concerned about the welfare of women and their contribution in society.

Quiah said while in Liberia on their annual vacation, five members of the organization decided to visit the two major hospitals and provide gifts to the new baby mothers and their children.

The mother of a one-day-old baby at the ELWA Hospital who received L$1,000 (US$6.3), Kumbah Chieyoe praised the Glamorous Girls organization for the gesture. She said the gift was a sign of fortune for her young child.

“I didn’t expect it. I see that my child came with the gift of prosperity. It shows that my son is a lucky child,” she said.

She also promised to remember the organization for the goodwill shown to her and her baby.

One the head midwives at ELWA Obstetrics department, Martha Bryant, also welcomed the gesture of the women’s group.

Martha Bryant, Professional Midwife at ELWA Hospital; photo by Gbatemah Senah

According to Bryant, all the mothers who had babies received the gift. It was not clear how many women in total benefitted from the donation.

Featured photo by Gbatemah Senah

Gbatemah Senah

Gbatemah is a graduate of the University of Liberia and a recipient of the Jonathan P. Hicks Scholarship for Mass Communications. In 2017, Senah won three Press Union of Liberia awards: Women's Rights Reporter of the Year, Legislative Reporter of the Year, and Land Rights Reporter of the Year. In 2018, he was also recognized as the Land Rights Reporter of the Year.

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