Charity Sails to the Rescue

Midwife and baby

Charity sail delivers portable solar rechargable lamps for midwives

While in East Timor we discovered that rural midwives were delivering babies by candle light, yet there were perfectly good rugged rechargeable solar powered lights available for a modest cost.

Often the most important items people need are not big and expensive, but small and modest in price. A farmer may need a shovel, an axe, and a hoe to get his farm working again. In this case midwives, currently working by candlelight, needed a simple rechargeable source of light. Fortunately Vega could help out by doing a “Charity Sail” to raise the money for many of the lights needed.

On a lovely Sunday afternoon we had 15 people on board for a short sail (we had to cut it short because the seas were so rough) and a great sundowner on anchor. Not only did we all have a good time, but also the money donated was enough to purchase many of the solar powered lamps needed by the midwives in the rural areas.

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