October 15 is the International Day of Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness. With these awareness bracelets we want to break the silence by paying attention to this event and by donating 20% off all profits of these bracelets to LiLo Support Group.
LiLo Support Group is a local nonprofit organization that is working hard to build a stronger community in Curaçao by creating more awareness about miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still births and early infant loss. LiLo, an acronym for Life, Loss, Light and Love, has one main goal: to bring change in how we as a small island cope with and react to this loss.
According to the World Health Organization, one in four women suffer a miscarriage, yet we have very little local information about this because being a taboo subject in Curaçao that is frequently associated with shame and failure, no one talks about it. Many of our local people grieve in silence and never come to terms with their loss. They want to help them live with their loss, rather than “getting over it”.