Mireia Llusia-Lindh, founder of Milli Millu, is proud to be working with SOS Children:
“As a mother, I struggle to come to terms with the endless void that the loss of a child creates. We are incredibly lucky to live in countries where we get the best available medical care. Millions of children don't have the same luck, and are dying from preventable diseases at a terrifying rate. I was truly humbled and inspired by the work that SOS Children does in helping the world's most vulnerable children, and I am honoured to be working with them.”
Bringing healthcare to the most vulnerable
Milli Millu's support will help our vital healthcare work in countries like Zambia. Here, one in six children dies before their sixth birthday. Malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, and a range of treatable illnesses all stand in the way of a healthy, happy childhood for many of this country's children. We provide much-needed healthcare to families in four of Zambia's most vulnerable communities, and we have worked for nearly two decades to bring medicines and treatment to families who would otherwise go without.
In 2012, we began work in Chipata, Eastern Zambia, where HIV/AIDS and other illnesses mean that many children are growing up in ailing households. We bring healthcare to 10,000 children and families from our SOS Medical Centre and serve the whole community from our Mobile Clinic. This way, we help families cope with illness so they can provide proper protection to the children in their care.
A healthy partnership
Milli Millu's contribution will help families like these. Simon Etherington, Chief Executive of SOS Children, said:
“Each year, SOS Children supports over 2 million people worldwide, providing healthcare and other essential support to children and families most in need. Our partnership with Milli Millu will help us continue to bring medicine and treatment to the world's most vulnerable families, so that they can give the children in their care the best possible start in life.”
If you want to see how Milli Millu will be helping, find out more about our work in Zambia.