The long path ahead
Itâ€™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 â€” youâ€™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. Weâ€™re right with you in thinking she deserves a helping hand. She deserves better access to medical care.
Thatâ€™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 â€“ the average distance a pregnant woman in Togo has to walk to attend an antenatal check-up â€“ 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, donâ€™t hesitate to contact Holly or Jamie from our volunteers team at email@example.com