Our Story

Immediately after the war in Kosovo, in 2000, the infant mortality rate was 29 deaths per 1000 births, one of the highest in Europe. Action for Mothers and Children, together with its partners, donors, and friends has been at the forefront of the battle to bring this number down for the last ten years to about 11 per 1,000 births as of today. The battle has not ended yet! Around “Action for Mothers and Children” many supporters gathered to make their dream true and founded initially the “Foundation for Healthy Mothers and Babies” in 2009, under the initiative of Dr. James Strickler. Influential individuals from health, business, culture and economic sectors from Kosovo, US, and Diaspora (including among others Ardiana Bunjaku, Jehona Gjurgjeala, Rexhep Hoxha, Richard Lukaj, Bekim Ahmetaj, Ilirjana Bajraktari, George Little, Philip Sigwart, Ilir Hoxha and recently princess to be Elia Zaharia) joined the efforts to support the cause and grew the foundation into today’s “Action for Mothers and Children” since 2013. Our simple goal is to save the lives of children and mothers in Kosovo.

Stories from our winners

Andi Sahiti says hi to you all!

Hi all, I am Andi Sahiti from Mitrovica and I was born prematurely (week 32). I made my mom, Blerina, very frightened but thanks to the medication and equipment made possible through your donations (Survanta medication, incubators, CRP equipment, and CPAP machine) I am now growing healthy. Thank you all, Andi.


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Upcoming event

Our annual fundraiser in New York will be held on November 2nd, 2016 at Russian Tea Room starting at 5.30PM. Save the date and follow us here for more information....

The Charity Shop “Teshavesha” re-opens in a permanent location and brings the “Designers’ Week”

“After two months of successful pilot operation during the summer, we are moving into a bigger and permanent location and bringing new collections. The encouraging support from our community members who kept donating and buying at our store, made us move into this bigger space and bring interesting activities for our clients,” says Janine Mehmeti, fundraising and event coordinator at Action for Mothers and Children.


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Let’s Dance Event raises Eur 32,175 for mothers and children

“We are humbled by the generosity of our growing number of friends who have contributed to making “Let’s Dance” such a successful joint effort of showing support to mothers and children who face health-related challenges,” says Mrika Aliu, Executive Director of the Foundation.