Saving Moses Through the Years
By Jamie Malewska, Marketing Coordinator
“So much of our life, perspective, hope, and future are shaped during the years of 0-5”- Sarah Bowling, Hanging by a Thread.
In 2009, Sarah Bowling traveled to Ethiopia where she learned of twin baby girls, Sarah and Ruth, who had been abandoned in a field. Though the local orphanage’s policy does not allow them to take in infants, they made an exception for the twins as they had nowhere else to go.
Babies and toddlers have extremely specialized needs compared to children who are over 5 years old. Because of this, many humanitarian organizations do not have the resources or capacity to take care of these extremely vulnerable little ones. As Sarah discovered more about this through research and travel, the idea of Saving Moses began to take shape.
Just three years later, with a strong vision and direction to provide for babies’ and toddlers’ most urgent needs where help is least available, Saving Moses officially became a humanitarian organization.
A Decade of Growth, Love, and Hope
- Saving Moses became its own charity and starts as a malnutrition-feeding program in Angola.
- NightCare begins with the first center opening in Cambodia
- 2nd and 3rd NightCare centers open in Cambodia
- The first BirthAid program begins operating in war-torn and rural areas of Afghanistan
- Temporarily provided medical support to babies in Syria who were trapped by war
- 4th NightCare center opens in Cambodia
- Temporarily provided nutritional support for 4,000 Rohingya refugee babies fleeing the genocide in Myanmar
- 1st NightCare center opens in Bangladesh
- Malnutrition program starts in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- 1st NightCare center opens in India in one of the world’s largest brothels
- 2nd NightCare center opens in Bangladesh
- Programs adapted to meet the emerging needs of babies and toddlers during the pandemic
- More babies than ever before are served in our malnutrition program (16,382)
- The Taliban takes over Afghanistan and BirthAid temporarily goes underground but continues to train locals until resuming more-regular services
- BirthAid begins in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo
- 2nd NightCare center in India is on its way!
- Pivoted malnutrition program in Angola to reach babies who are moderately malnourished before they become severe
You Make This Possible
This year we are celebrating our 10th birthday as an organization. We have seen so much growth at every level and are so thankful to our supporters who make this dream a reality every day. As we look back on these past ten years and highlight some of our biggest moments, we want to emphasize that without the generosity of individuals from all around the world, none of this would be possible. Thank you, donors!
Together, we are moving into the next decade with hope, gratitude, and a passion for staying true to our mission of saving babies (ages 0-5) every day where help is most needed but least available.