The Healthy Mom & Baby Clinic, which was founded 10 years ago, is set to receive a R440 000 donation from the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm.
The Clinic is dedicated to empowering pregnant women and helping them to cope with their pregnancies and babies.
“We support the Clinic’s vision of families being the foundation of society and believe that by giving care to pregnant women we can help build healthier communities,” said Marion Green-Thompson, Economic Development Manager for Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm.
The Healthy Mom & Baby clinic was co-founded by Margreet Wibbelink, a midwife, with the purpose of educating parents and providing professional medical care to pregnant women, mothers and babies.
She manages the day to day running of the clinic along with the fundraising and providing birth support.
“Pregnant ladies from the local communities come to us for medical support, but more than that we link them to social workers, help out with clothing, babies nappies, vitamins and other supplies and we provide guidance and a safe space,” explains Wibbelink.
The Clinic also has a team that supports the community by providing expectant mothers with advise as well as to checking on the health of their patients.
As a passionate surfer, Margreet is currently ranked second in the country in the long board division.
She has a host of female role models that she aspires to and respects; amongst these are her business partner and co-founder of the clinic; her mother, who guided her and six siblings; and Melinda Gates who is known the world over for her philanthropic work.