Give a Special Mother's Day Gift
We would like to 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 plan to give these CDKs out to expectant mothers during our Zambia Medical Mission and throughout the year at the Namwianga Rural Health Center. We will be targeting mothers who will not have access to a hospital or rural clinic for delivery.
For your gift, Zambia Mission Fund will send either a traditional Mother's Day card to the women you choose or eFlowers.
The traditional card was designed and painted by former ZMM team member Alexis Light.
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. 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
Infant sleeper or onesie
Candle (purchased in Zambia)
Two pairs disposable gloves
This year our goal is 1,000 kits so that no mom-to-be will go back to her village without having these essentials for her delivery.