“There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,” returned the nephew. “Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave.”
—Excerpts from Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1843.
SAHFA wishes all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Peace and Solidarity. Sadly, Covid19 has separated us physically. It has brought bereavement and suffering to millions, including some of you. May the forced peace and quiet of this festive season, normally so joyfully busy and noisy, push us to really think about inequality and need. We at SAHFA think especially of the millions of mothers giving birth in places and conditions that expose them and their infants to unacceptable risks of death and disability.
For SAHFA’s board and the JamboMama! team
Laetitia van Haren
For Christmas donations:
SAHFA – Smart Access to Health for All
Account holder: SAHFA ASBL
IBAN: FR76 1680 7000 5432 5849 8921 907
Only in France: chèques libellés à : SAHFA A.S.B.L.