Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers
Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers

Health Insurance for Pregnant Factory Workers

Just Peoples Ltd

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Other | Overseas communities or charities
Age Demographic
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Project Focus
Community development | Health
Project Area
International
Metro

Project Description

Many of the clothes we wear are made in one of Bangladesh’s 4,000+ garment factories. The competitive nature of “fast fashion” and retailers’ determination to keep prices down, means workers’ rights and well-being are often sacrificed. Of the 4 million factory workers in Bangladesh, 80% are women. For pregnant women on low wages, doctor’s visits are unaffordable and most women are forced to give birth at home without proper medical support. These home births are unsupervised, unsafe and have high mortality rates. This project will provide free, comprehensive health insurance to 2400 pregnant garment factory workers, to enable these mothers-to-be to see doctors regularly, buy subsidised medicine, and importantly, they’ll be covered to give birth in a hospital. This vital maternity healthcare will lead to a much safer delivery for mother and child, and ensure they receive all the proper medical support needed for a healthy start in life.

Expected Outcomes

  • Safe and healthy delivery of child
  • Decreased infant mortality
  • Better health outcomes for pregnant women
  • Peace of mind and access to medical services
  • More income to be used for food and supplies for family
  • Increased productivity as their health is cared for

 

This project has been running successfully in 19 factories, with our local project leaders showing their ability to run this program sustainably. We will continue to monitor the impacts of this project through conversation with the factory workers and monitoring the productivity and health of the women.

Project Data & Lessons

Our project leader Yasir works closely with all the factories and is will be monitoring the health insurance and women regularly. This project has been successfully running already in 19 factories and Yasir has a proven track record with this project. Yasir will also provide photo, video and anecdotal evidence of project activities and implementation, as well as receipts and budget breakdown on expenditure. When Just Peoples is able to visit Bangladesh again after Covid restrictions ease, we'll be able to visit the factories and check on the pregnant women. We'll provide regular updates to donors on the impact they have made, as part of our commitment to all Just Peoples supporters.

Many of the clothes we wear are made in one of Bangladesh’s 4,000+ garment factories. The competitive nature of “fast fashion” and retailers’ determination to keep prices down, means workers’ rights and well-being are often sacrificed. Of the 4 million factory workers in Bangladesh, 80% are women. For pregnant women on low wages, doctor’s visits are unaffordable and most women are forced to give birth at home without proper medical support. These home births are unsupervised, unsafe and have high mortality rates. This project will provide free, comprehensive health insurance to 2400 pregnant garment factory workers, to enable these mothers-to-be to see doctors regularly, buy subsidised medicine, and importantly, they’ll be covered to give birth in a hospital. This vital maternity healthcare will lead to a much safer delivery for mother and child, and ensure they receive all the proper medical support needed for a healthy start in life.

Project Dates

Update
This project can be implemented whenever funding is secure and is an extension of an existing project

Funding Details

$30,170
Funding Needed
$0
Current Funding
$30,170
Total Project Costs
0
Approved Deductible Gift Recipient
Approved Tax Concession Charity
Other Funding Sources
Donations from the public through the Just Peoples website
Other Support Opportunities
In-kind contributions, Pro bono services, Subsidies

Organisation Details

Just Peoples Ltd
ABN: 25634335130

Contact

Johanna Peek
Phone: 0474977140

About Just Peoples Ltd

We believe in a world without poverty. Where people have the power to solve their own problems, their own way.
We don’t believe that foreign intervention is the key to solving poverty. We believe that real, sustainable change comes about when people are given the resources to lift their own communities out of poverty. We tackle global poverty by supporting grassroots leaders to design and deliver locally appropriate solutions to the challenges their communities face. Just Peoples currently has 16 Project Leaders from across Africa, Asia and Mexico who are bringing to life a wide-range of projects based on delivering health, education, technological, gender-based and economic outcomes for people living in poverty. Our Project Leaders are effective because they have a deep understanding of the local context of poverty in peoples’ lives, and have established respected relationships in their communities. Their insight and expertise make them the best people to understand problems, and implement lasting changes that work. So far we have delivered 100 grassroots projects globally, impacting the lives of over 85,000 people living in 13 countries around the world.