Birthing Better Babies.
Let me introduce you to Prince Kian, 9.8 pounds, born at home on the 5th of June, to Mary Joy Reloso. Parents have been to health centre and he has had all the appropriate injections, so all is good.
There are 6 other children, with only two girls in the family.
The husband, Cirello, works in construction, earning 460 a day. With deductions, he sometimes takes home 1,500 per week. He will occasionally get over time which can take his wage to around 2,000. But he never receives a pay slip, so his wage varies weekly and he has no way of checking his wage or deductions. It usually takes him an hour to travel to week, the same to get home, costing 32p each way. Life is not easy, especially as we go into the rainy season.
The only good thing is that he does have regular work, and we helped to birth this baby.