“Reproductive Health” Is Killing Iragua
We need your help to rescue this village before it’s too late.
In a rural part of Tanzania, the village of Iragua is dying.
Edina Maumba noticed that something was wrong when she visited the town. Why were there two high schools, but only one small primary school? There were plenty of teenagers, but where were the young children?
She stopped to speak with a young man who looked thin, worn out, and depressed. Charles Udongo was suffering from the side effects of Norplant. Women have been victims for decades, but now they are pushing Norplant on men and boys too.
She heard a similar story all over the village.
Victims of Coercive Population Control
Over 80% of the population of Iragua is on contraception. Girls are routinely injected with Norplant at the age of 11. Casual sex is the norm, and STDs are rampant. This is the fruit of “reproductive health” activism.
Village clinics all over Tanzania have orders not to talk about the side-effects of contraceptives. Meanwhile, value-free sex-ed programs promote sexual “freedom” while treating pregnancy like a disease. In some villages, contraception is mandatory for all residents.
It’s not about freedom. It’s not about human rights. Coercive contraception is designed to decrease the population of Tanzania as quickly as possible and at any cost.
Yet, thanks to you, there are many places in Tanzania where the Culture of Life is thriving.
You Can Cure the Contraceptive Culture
Just a year and a half ago, you added a natural family planning program to HLI Tanzania. This is the most effective tool for protecting villages like Iragua from the population controllers.
Natural family planning teaches spouses the dignity of the conjugal act and its openness to life. They learn to respect its inseperable unitive and procreative meanings. And in the process, they find out how contraception damages bodies, marriages, and souls.
Your natural family planning program is spreading like wildfire in Africa. So far you have educated 18 trainers in Tanzania. They have taught natural family planning to thousands of spouses who then spread the word to their friends. Countless people have rejected the contraceptive culture because of you.
You have changed so many lives with this program that 16 more people are eager to become trainers. Edina is one of them. She can’t wait to go back to Iragua and spread the Gospel of Life! With your help, Edina might be able to save this village before it disappears.
We Need Your Help to Rescue Iragua
If you equip these 16 new trainers, the impact will be explosive. But without you, this project can’t get off the ground. Only you can provide the resources needed to educate trainers and open new NFP centers in struggling villages like Iragua.
Thank you so much for supporting the Culture of Life. Your gifts change lives all over the world.
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Emil earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Dar es Salaam and a postgraduate diploma in Management and Administration in Rhede, Germany, as well as a degree from the Post Abortion Counseling and Healing program at Rhathvinden College, Ireland.
Emil joined the Bishops’ Conference in Tanzania and served as the National Coordinator for the Christian Professionals of Tanzania. For eight years, he worked as the Executive Secretary for the National Council of the Catholic Laity. It was during this time that he became acquainted with the pro-life movement and was inspired to found Pro-Life Tanzania in 1994. After Pro-Life Tanzania became affiliated to HLI in 1996, Emil became HLI’s regional director of English-speaking Africa.
Emil has written 6 books and booklets in Kiswahili and one in English. He is a sought-after speaker, educator, and consultant for all life-related issues and has a regular program on Radio Maria and Radio Tumaini. In his several missionary visits to all of the countries of his region, Emil has helped to consolidate and start new pro-life organizations throughout anglophone Africa.