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).
About Kristyn Zalota, Founder & President of CleanBirth.org
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.
Thank you, Nicole for finding Kristyn and for supporting #CleanBirth!! Fantastic post!
Yeah!!!! It is so great to work with you all! 🙂
The statistics are astounding. Thank you for sharing this great work. I will check out the link on how to contribute.
Yes it is really crazy. I realize how much we take for granted. I can’t imagine birthing my children alone with no help! Amazing what $5 can do to help save lives.
Nicole, once again you given a thought-provoking post that informs and staggers. Congratulations on all your advocacy on behalf of children and women.
Thanks Sally. The woman behind this organization is amazing. She is a mom of two children, a doula and has an MA from Yale in Foreign Policy and began this NGO all on her own. She is so impressive!
Great work thanx 🙂
Reblogged this on Morning Angel and commented:
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… For $5 CleanBirth.org provides a mother with all the hygienic birthing supplies she needs to make birth safe….That’s how you can save a life!
Thanks for the reblog!
Thanks for sharing information on this wonderful cause! And stay warm!
Hugs from Ecuador,
Thanks Kathy! I’m trying to stay warm. It is still quite cold.
Thanks Nicole for bringing awareness to this organization. 🙂
🙂 You’re welcome!
WONDERFUL @ Startsomegood.com !
Yes my kids just donated some of their extra money and was able to send 5 kits to new moms in Laos. Amazing what little money can do to help others!
It is amazing ! Bravo to you as ever Nicole.