This Mother’s Day, honor your mother by helping us save girls in China – girls like little Hui-Zhong!
Look at this sweet and innocent face! This is “Hui-Zhong” (not her real name), two months old. With help from our “Save a Girl” Campaign, she will grow up to know just how bravely her mother fought for her.
She is a third daughter, even more unwanted than a second daughter. When Hui-Zhong’s mother was pregnant, everyone assumed that this baby would be a boy. Instead of celebrating when Hui-Zong was born, her grandmother wanted her gone and told Hui-Zhong’s mother she had to “give her away.” Sometimes this means finding a childless couple to take your daughter. Sometimes this means leaving your daughter in a field to die. Hui-Zhong’s grandmother cursed at her mother and treated her harshly. She was angry that she had three granddaughters and no grandsons.
Then on top of this, their village leader discovered that Hui-Zhong’s mother was pregnant with an illegal third baby! He threatened Hui-Zhong’s mother that she needed to pay him $500 – impossible for this poor village family — to keep the baby a secret from the Family Planning Police. If the Family Planning Police found out about this third child, at best, the family would have to pay an even greater fine. Because they could not pay, they might even face forced abortion or involuntary sterilization.
Hui-Zhong’s mother did not know what to do. But still, she bravely refused to “give away” her precious daughter. Hui-Zhong’s mother resorted to hiding her daughter.
Luckily, a Women’s Rights Without Frontiers’ (WRWF) undercover fieldworker discovered Hui-Zhong’s mother. Our fieldworker told her that we are helping mothers keep their daughters because girls are just as good as boys. This is a powerful message in the Chinese countryside, one that most people have never heard. Our fieldworker offered Hui-Zhong’s mother a monthly stipend for a year to empower her to keep her daughter. With the help of this stipend, Hui-Zhong’s mother is raising Hui-Zhong.
Our “Save a Girl” program saved Hui-Zhong’s life. Hui-Zhong’s mother said even though we are strangers, we help her while her fellow Chinese neighbors only make her life more difficult.
This Mother’s Day, will you honor your mother by helping save baby girls in China?
What better way of expressing gratitude for the mother in your life than by rescuing a woman and a girl in China?
Step 1: Donate $25 or more – the amount of money it takes to help support a girl saved in China for one month
Step 2: Indicate in the notes section of your donation the mother you wish to honor, and her email address. We will send her an email to let her know you have given a donation in her honor to our “Save a Girl” Campaign.
Will you help us save women and girls in China? Become a “GirlSaver!”
Won’t you help us save more girls like Hui-Zhong? So far, we have saved hundreds of girls, and yet there are millions more who are being aborted or abandoned just because they are girls. Each one of these girls is infinitely precious. Please help us save them by donating to our “Save a Girl” Campaign.
Learn more about how you can help to save girls here:
For $25 per month, or $300 per year, our GirlSavers have helped WRWF save at-risk babies in China, babies like Hui-Zhong, who may not be alive if our undercover fieldworker had not met her mother and assured her that little girls are as special as boys. We put our money where our mouth is, offering practical assistance to empower these mothers to keep their daughters.