May we at Zambia Mission Fund suggest a way to give a Mother's Day gift that will give life to a mother and her baby in Zambia?
A gift of $10 will purchase two Clean Delivery Kits (CDKs) for Zambia. We give these CDKs out to expectant mothers during Zambia Medical Mission and throughout the year at the Namwianga Zonal Health Centre (NZHC). We target mothers who will not have access to a hospital or rural clinic for delivery. Since NZHC started teaching safe motherhood classes, and providing the Clean Delivery Kits, the clinic has not recorded a maternal death in the area it serves.
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We will send your mother an email (if she has an email address), and we will send you an email with an attached PDF that you may forward to your mother or print out and give to her in person.
Help us take the FEAR OUT of an Expectant MOTHER'S LIFE
|Each year about 60 million women in developing countries give birth with only the help of an untrained attendant or family member or with no help at all. Many of these deliveries take place at home and often in a small hut in a remote village. The infection rate is high with some 1600 women per day dying from complications associated with pregnancy or childbirth, and infection is a leading cause.
Around 950,000 newborns per year die from infection, according to the World Health Organization. Many of these infections can be avoided when Clean Delivery Kits (CDKs) are used.
Your gift receipt will include a nice page that you may print and deliver to your mother, or send to her by email.
Simple Life-Saving Items In a Time of Need
Our kit includes the following:
- Bar of soap and wash cloth
- Square yard of plastic sheet
- Razor blade (single edge)
- String for umbilical cord
- Sealed bag for packaging
- Baby blanket
- Infant sleeper or onesie
- Candle (purchased in Zambia)
- Two pairs disposable gloves
Last year during the medical mission, we gave out over 800 CDKs. This year, our goal is 1,000 kits so that no mom-to-be will go back to her hut without having these essentials for her hut delivery.
→ Will you help us meet this goal and honor a mother at the same time?