Sarah Wallace was volunteering at an orphanage and making plans to start her own, when she learned about maternal mortality. That was when she decided to become a midwife so that she could prevent the need for orphanages.
After completing midwifery school, Sarah moved to Haiti and started Olive Tree Projects.
Word of mouth spread that Sarah was a midwife, and within a few months of living in the community, she was called to attend a birth. In the first year living in Haiti, she assisted about a dozen home births and we realized there was a demand for competent and compassionate maternal care. It was decided that we should open a birth center, staffed with Haitian nurses and midwives, so that the same competent and compassionate care that Sarah had been offering could continue to be offered in her absence.
In August of 2010 the first baby was born in what was later named "Kay Akouchman" , or Birth Home.
(legal authorization), (foster home)
(haitian only medical staff)