supported motherhood

Until we meet again

Until we meet again

Listening, sharing in their stories and offering empathy and comfort are often just as important as providing infant feeding and maternal health support to the mothers NPI works with. In this blog, NPI volunteer Tereza tells the story of a special connection that stood the test of time.  

You Cannot Live in a Little Bubble

You Cannot Live in a Little Bubble

You cannot live in a little bubble. Soon it will be one month since I returned from Greece. I was volunteering in two refugee camps. I still find it hard to convince myself that my modest work had any impact… I don’t know. A post by Blanca, Volunteer.

Newborns Shouldn’t Sleep on Factory Floors

Newborns Shouldn’t Sleep on Factory Floors

Last week I stopped by a tent to say goodbye to a mother. Her newborn child, 3 weeks old, was sleeping on a pile of blankets on the concrete floor of the former factory turned refugee camp. No crib, no stroller, no new baby clothes. Sleeping on a concrete factory floor. A post by Meredith, Volunteer.

More Than Just Services

More Than Just Services

This past weekend a mother came to the NPI feeding tent in Sindos. She has a child under two years, but this time she wasn’t coming for diapers, nutritional support, or breastfeeding advice. The mother came to our tent because she needed comfort and someone to listen. A post by Meredith, Volunteer.

NPI’s Expansion to the Elpída Home for Refugees

NPI’s Expansion to the Elpída Home for Refugees

Yesterday I joined our midwife, Cecilia, and our translator, Selsabel, as NPI opened operations at the Elpída Home for Refugees. When we first entered, I was blown away by the facility. Unlike Sindos and Kalochori where each family occupies a tent, at Elpída each family has its own room within the building. The space is spartan, but there is access to indoor plumbing, kitchen facilities, a women’s area, and recreational zones for kids. A post by Meredith, Volunteer.