There are nearly three quarters of a million babies born in the UK each year. Almost all of these babies are born in a safe space – a hospital, a home – with a medical professional present and the support and comfort of loved ones around them, however in Uganda, this isn’t always the case. That is why our founder, Emolyne, chose to get involved with Whisper – a charity that funds Whisper’s Magical Children’s Hospital and Maternity in Jinja, Uganda.
The charity was founded by Veronika Cejpkova and Antonio Genco after they travelled through eight African countries, staying with local communities and immersing themselves in the way of life of the people they met along the way. They witnessed the way the children, adults, and elderly lived day-to-day, often without access to water, electricity or even toilets and sanitation and how they suffered with hunger, parasites, and loneliness.