This week as part of World Moms Blog where I am a writer and editor for our social good column, we are participating in our second annual campaign to support fellow World Moms Blog writer Kristyn Zalota’s non-profit organization CleanBirth.org which saves lives of mothers and their newborns in Laos. Partnering with Multicultural Kids Blog and Girls Globe, we are coming together to help CleanBirth.org launch their crowd funding campaign to raise $7,500 to help train more midwives and provide sterilized birth kits to mothers in Laos.
Here is an amazing video on Kristyn and why she started CleanBirth:
Why are clean birth kits needed?
This year approximately 1 million women and infants will die of infection after birth. For every woman who dies 30 more suffer a debilitating illness or permanent disability.
Many of these deaths are preventable by providing education about clean birthing practices and Clean Birth Kits, which promote and enable clean birth. – CleanBirth.org
Why I find CleanBirth.org so remarkable is how incredibly easy and cost effective it is to save a life. Look at the story of Yai below. Her last baby died from an infection caused by an unsafe birth. CleanBirth.org was able to provide Yai with a hygienic kit for $5 before the birth of her next child which not only saved the mother but also her child.
$5 can save two lives.
What you can do to help?
- Please contribute if you can to this great cause www.startsomegood.com/cleanbirth. $5 Saves 2 Lives.”
- Please share this post with social media and/or participate in our twitter chat (details below).
MA Yale Univeristy, BA Holy Cross
Kristyn holds a MA, has run small businesses in Russia and the US, and has volunteered in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Uganda on projects related to women’s empowerment.
After having children, Kristyn became an advocate for mothers in the US, as a doula and Lamaze educator, and abroad, as the Founder of CleanBirth.org.