French Montana First Rapper To Be Named Global Citizen Ambassador
French has been honored for his donation towards maternity clinic expansion in Uganda.
“I feel like every mother and child deserves the same care, whether they’re from [the U.S.] or back home in the motherland. It made my heart heavy,” French told Newsweek of his first trip to Uganda last May. “I said that when I got back I’d do everything I can to help these mothers.”
Montana donated $100,000 out of his own pocket to the Suubi Health Center in Budondo, Uganda. It goes towards purchasing the necessary equipment to assist mothers during childbirth. The Weeknd, Diddy, and Diddy’s Ciroc Vodka venture have all matched French’s donation. Diddy shared a video announcing his donation on YouTube just last week. It should assist at least 260,000 people, according to Global Citizen.
Contributions can be made to the maternity clinic expansion on this donation page for Mama Hope.
Last September, pop singer Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen Ambassador for her work in destigmatizing mental health and supporting displaced children in Iraq.
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