Stella Marina, which is Latin for “Sea Star”, was founded to help provide clean birthing kits to the midwives and the women and children of Haiti. With initial donations from the Women of Nativity and the Knights of Columbus, Stella Marina began its mission with 700 clean birthing kits that were put together by over 70 volunteers. These kits were shipped to Haiti by Food For The Poor, Inc., which has worked with Nativity’s Operation Starfish® for more than 15 years. The kits will be used by Dr. Eugene Maklin and Madam Bwa and her team of midwives in the Shada slum.
Due to the generosity of time, prayer, goods and funding of many we were able to start the process of delivering thousands of supplies to Haiti! We are so excited to be sending our first Stella Marina sea container to Haiti!
Nativity volunteers recently sent off two trucks which were loaded with: 2450 birthing kits, 1950 newborn kits, 19 pack n plays, and medical supplies for Dr. Maklin at St. Anthony’s Clinic and New Hope Hospital in Haiti.