"If we want peace in the world,
we also have to let our children be born in peace."
Angelina Martinez Miranda

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Watch the newest video for the Birth Center Raising Coins tutorial

Hi folks,
I spent I little time lately to create a new and very homemade video to show you how easy is to raise funds. Hope you'll appreciate more the content than the quality of this funny video. I feel really concerned about Angelina Martinez needs of building a new birth center in Tepoztlan. If you don't know why, please keep follow reading the 18th july post. I spent this last two weeks trying to figure out how people can really participate with very small contributions. Since I arrived here in USA I noticed how many people got so many coins spreaded all over their houses, and funnier was to find them in the most unusual and impredictible places. So, this inspired me to create this video trying to imagine how many money I can get by putting all this small change together. Well, in this short video all the money I collected were actually coming from many different places: buses, tramways, streets, toilets, shops, garages, cigars boxes, and a let your imagination flows to imagine what else places.

Hope you'll enjoy and have fun with this video and I really wish it can also inspire you to start to look around you and get into the chasing coins fever in your house. You will see that putting together all this coins you will raise up a good bunch of dollars.

Please share this video on your facebook and tell to your friends to take part of this Raising Coins Campaign for the new Birth Center in Tepoztlan.

Thank you for watching,
Love
Maurizio

Friday, July 20, 2012

Perinatal Sensory Education in the Hudson Valley, USA


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Help us to raise funds for the new Birth Center in Tepoztlan

NEWS from Angelina Martinez - Mexico






Hi everyone,
I wish to thank you all of you for the more than 200 visits from around the world during the last week. Don't forget to buy a copy of the DVD before leaving this blog or ask to your friends or family to buy a copy for you and themselves ;-D

The today's post is about a new mail I just received from Angelina Martinez in Mexico. As many of you already know, she had to close her very actif and beautiful Birth Center in Temixco, in the State of Morelos where "Born In Mexico" has been recorded. She had to move with all her family since one year now and I would like to share with you her words. (english translation follows below):

Hola MAURIZIO,

TIENE MUCHO TIEMPO QUE NO VEO CORREOS, ESPERO QUE TE ENCUENTRES MUY BIEN, POR MI PARTE SABES QUE FUIMOS VICTIMAS DEL CRIMEN ORGANIZADO? ENTONCES AHORA QUE TUVIMOS QUE CERRAR LA CASITA YA EMPEZAMOS LEJOS ESTAMOS EN TEPOZ. AHORA ESTAMOS MAS TRANQUILOS AUNQUE EL CRIMEN SIGUE FUERTE EN TEMIXCO. TAMBIEN UNA PARTERA MURIO  POR  LOS MALOS. NO QUEREMOS REGRESAR ALLA POR EL MOMENTO Y NO ESTAMOS RECIBIENDO ESTUDIANTES.

AHORA ESTAMOS PENSANDO EN CONSTRUIR UNA NUEVA CASITA, PARECE QUE VOLVIÓ LA CALMA COMO ECONOMICAMENTE COMO EMOCIONALMENTE Y MORALMENTE. SEGUIMOS TRABAJANDO  AUNQUE NO IGUAL. PERO CON LA BENDICIÓN DE NUESTRO GRAN DIOS JEHOVA ESTAMOS EMPEZANDO.

ESPERAMOS QUE TU ESTÉS BIEN Y TODA LA FAMILIA, SALUDAME POR FAVOR A TU MAMI Y TUS HERMANAS.
RECIBES UN GRAN ABRAZO DESDE EL CORAZÓN.
TAMBIÉN RECIBO CONTRIBUCIONES SI ALGUIEN QUIERE DAR ALGÚN EURO PARA EMPEZAR UNA NUEVA CASITA. MEDIANTE TÍ ME LO PUEDES HACER LLEGAR, POSIBLEMENTE A MIDWIFERY TODAY, O CUANDO VAYA AL CONGRESO.
ABRAZOS .
ANGELINA.



Hello MAURIZIO.

I haven't been checking my e-mails since long time. I hope you are OK. By me you know that we have been victims of organized crime? So now that we had to close out our Birth Center we had to start far away from our original home. We are now in Tepoztlan. Now we are more calm although crime is still strong in Temixco. Even a midwife died cause of the bad people. We don't feel we want to go back there by now and we are not getting students anymore.


Now we are thinking of building a new Birth Center. Tranquillity came back as well as financially, emotionally and morally. We still keep working even if it isn't as same as before. But thanks to the blessings of our lord God we can now move on and start again.

I hope you're well, as well as your family. Please say hello to your mommy and your sisters.

I send you a big hug from the heart. 
I also appreciate donations if anyone wants to give some Euro to help us to start to build our new Birth Center. They can do it through you if they want to. Possibly at the Midwifery Today Congress when you will go there.

HUGS
.
ANGELINA
.



I used to live in Temixco during almost three weeks in 2010 with Angelina and her family, but I don't remeber of having felt all this violence and social insecurity when I was there. But this is also Mexico, behind the beauty and richeness of its culture, things seem to have changed a lot since my last stay, two years ago. Street violence level has increased in this very lovely town close to Cuernavaca.

I can tell you for sure that if Angelina had to leave her beautiful house and close her Birth Center where more than 23 natural childbirths were attended every month, serving the whole community since decades and then go to live in Tepoztlan, about 1 hour away from Cuernavaca, this means that fear and dismay were standing guard in her and all people living there.

It's my wish to help her to raise funds to build her new Birth Center and for those that also are willing to participate with some donations, I just remind you that even if every person give even only $1 Dollar and ask to 50 or more people in their mailing list to do the same, this will give us more chance to reach our goal.


Even more, by buying an original copy of the DVD 15% of the sale will benefit the accomplishement of this project where many newborn babies in Tepoztlan will come to life safely in the hands of a lovely and patient Traditional Midwife like Angelina.


If you wish to take part of this project and want to donate, please visit this page and click on the paypal button and you can help with $1 dollar or more and more important thing please forward this Blog to your friends so that they also will know and take part of the project


Love
Maurizio

(I will put more details about new Angelina's Birth Center in Tepoztlan lately... as soon as news come by)