Give a Special Mother's Day Gift
This Mother’s Day, you can honor a woman you care about by providing the gift of life to mothers
and babies in Zambia. A donation of $10 purchases two Clean Delivery Kits (CDKs) that will be
given to expectant mothers during Zambia Medical Mission and throughout the year at the
Namwianga Rural Health Center. The mothers who receive these kits do not have access to a
hospital or clinic for delivery. The woman or women you choose to honor will receive either
a traditional Mother’s Day card or eFlowers. The traditional card is taken from a painting by former Zambia Medical Mission 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. An estimated 1600 women die every day from complications associated with pregnancy or childbirth, and infection is a leading cause. Around 950,000 newborns per year also 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,
String for umbilical cord, Sealed bag for packaging, Baby blanket,
Infant sleeper or onesie, Candle, Matches and 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.
If you have further questions, please contact Star Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 325-668-0687).