Keai Was Saved from Abortion by our Save a Girl Campaign
As the world celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child, girl babies in China are still at risk, due to deadly son preference. According to one U.N. estimate, up to 200 million girls are missing in the world today, victims of gendercide. Will you help us save baby girls in China – girls like Keai?
Keai is alive today because our “Save a Girl” campaign saved her from abortion. She is the first child in her family. Usually the first child is welcomed and loved. But in Keai ’s family the situation was very different. Her great-grandmother passed away last year from cancer. Medical care used up the family’s savings. Then her great-grandfather got sick, and so did her paternal grandparents. All this illness placed a huge financial burden on Keai’s parents.
When Keai ’s mom got pregnant, her husband and in-laws all felt that it was not a good time for a child. They put great pressure on Keai ’s mom to abort. This was a nightmare for Keai ’s mom, because she was determined to give birth. Keai’s mother hoped that Keai would be a boy, so that her father and in-laws would accept her. Luckily for both Keai and her mom, a fieldworker from WRWF heard about this situation and came to their door with a message of hope. “Girls are as good as boys,” she said, and she offered monthly support for a year for Keai ’s mom to bring Keai to birth. Keai ’s life was saved, and her mom was so happy that she named her new daughter “Keai” which means “loved.” She said: “My daughter is loved by someone in a far-away land, even if she is not loved by her own family.”
Will you help us save women and girls in China? Become a “GirlSaver”!
Won’t you help us save more girls like Keai? We have saved hundreds of girls, and yet there are millions more who are being aborted or abandoned just because they are girls. Some baby girls are born to families so poor that their health is at risk. 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: http://womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/index.php?nav=give
You can give a one-time donation in any amount. Or $25 per month, or $300 per year, our GirlSavers have helped WRWF save at-risk babies in China, babies like Keai, who would likely not be alive if one of our undercover fieldworkers 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.