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You Can Save Lives With The Different Path Challenge

Take the #DifferentPathChallenge and help save the lives of vulnerable mums and babies in Togo!

The long path ahead

It’s 35 degrees and the sun is scorching. Your ankles are swollen and your belly is heavy with your precious unborn child. You look to the horizon and sigh with exhaustion — you’ve got another four miles ahead of you before you reach the health clinic.

This is the reality for thousands of women in Togo. Women like 31-year-old Akoko.

Akoko is seven months pregnant. Her nearest health centre is miles away. We’re right with you in thinking she deserves a helping hand. She deserves better access to medical care.

That’s why, as part of our Different Path appeal, we invited you to take part in the #DifferentPathChallenge.

Thanks for Joining the #DifferentPathChallenge

Between 25 March and 24 June, we invited you to join Compassion supporters across the country to walk four miles – the average distance a pregnant woman in Togo has to walk to attend an antenatal check-up – whilst wearing a backpack on your front that weighs the same as the average baby born in Togo!

A huge thank you!

Thank you to everyone who took the #DifferentPathChallenge. Thank you for being an incredible advocate for mums in Togo.

For more information about the Different Path Challenge, don’t hesitate to contact Holly or Jamie from our volunteers team at volunteers@compassionuk.org

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