1.) EMC is an organization working to make pregnancy and childbirth safer around the globe.
Do you need another reason?
2.) Mama Congo is making an appearance today in order to tell the story of Mupwa & N'Landu's twins. Remember that?
Figuring out how I wanted talk about "motherhood in Kinshasa" in 800 words was a struggle to say the least. So, I decided to start with a father. Namely, Mupwa, who generously gave me permission to tell his family's story and share their photos all over the internet...for the third time.
So, head on over.
While you're there, take some time and look around at their website. The quality of information on the issue of safe motherhood is amazing - including the film trailer for "No Woman, No Cry" directed by EMC's founder, Christy Turlington Burns.
(Many thanks to Alice & Jessica.)