Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies
Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies

Support Rural Women And Babies in Kenya to Create Life Saving Kangaroo Wraps for Premature Babies

Just Peoples Ltd

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Overseas communities or charities | People in rural/regional/remote communities
Age Demographic
Early childhood - aged under 6
Project Focus
Health
Project Area
International
Rural/Regional

Project Description

Babies born prematurely account for 12% of all under 5 mortality in Kenya. In poorly-resourced rural Kenyan hospitals, incubators are costly and unreliable due to power shortages. Healthcare providers advocate for Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) to reduce infant mortality in preterm babies. KMC is prolonged skin-to-skin contact between the mother and her baby that provides warmth, promotes breastfeeding, and reduces infections for preterm bubs. In the poorest rural areas, quality KMC wraps are expensive so women make do with alternative makeshift-wraps that are less hygienic and difficult to use. This project will provide sewing machines, tables and sewing kits to local seamstresses. The seamstresses will produce cost effective, sterile and comfortable KMC wraps that ensure preterm babies are secured properly, and are comfortable enough for mothers during changing and feeding cycles. The life-changing wraps will be sold at an affordable rate to new mothers in KMC units. This beautiful project will create a solution for prenatal care, as well as create economic opportunities for rural women. This project is to purchase 50 sewing machines which will be given to local women in Kenya to start their sewing businesses.

Expected Outcomes

The expected project outcomes are as follows:

  • Creation of sustainable jobs for women in rural communities
  • Production of life saving wraps for premature babies
  • Reduced infant mortality
  • Increased care for premature babies
  • Increased support to expectant mothers

Project Data & Lessons

This project has been ongoing with amazing results as reported by our project leader Akinyi who has been running it for a number of years alongside other initiatives to create innovative healthcare, education, and economic development solutions. The provision of sewing machines creates a sustainable economic solution for rural women, who can then start their own businesses and are not limited to what they can produce. The kangaroo wraps are a life saving product which gives back to the wider community and empower all members. Through this project Akinyi will 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 Kenya again after Covid restrictions ease, we'll be able to visit the women in business and also the women who have used the kangaroo wraps for their babies. We'll provide regular updates to donors on the impact they have made, as part of our commitment to all Just Peoples supporters.

Babies born prematurely account for 12% of all under 5 mortality in Kenya. In poorly-resourced rural Kenyan hospitals, incubators are costly and unreliable due to power shortages. Healthcare providers advocate for Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) to reduce infant mortality in preterm babies. KMC is prolonged skin-to-skin contact between the mother and her baby that provides warmth, promotes breastfeeding, and reduces infections for preterm bubs. In the poorest rural areas, quality KMC wraps are expensive so women make do with alternative makeshift-wraps that are less hygienic and difficult to use. This project will provide sewing machines, tables and sewing kits to local seamstresses. The seamstresses will produce cost effective, sterile and comfortable KMC wraps that ensure preterm babies are secured properly, and are comfortable enough for mothers during changing and feeding cycles. The life-changing wraps will be sold at an affordable rate to new mothers in KMC units. This beautiful project will create a solution for prenatal care, as well as create economic opportunities for rural women. This project is to purchase 50 sewing machines which will be given to local women in Kenya to start their sewing businesses.

Project Dates

Update
This project is ongoing and operates according to funding

Funding Details

$13,290
Funding Needed
$550
Current Funding
$13,840
Total Project Costs
0
Approved Tax Deductability Status
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.