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Feb 15, 2017

Baby Sofia

Concepcion y Sofia
Concepcion y Sofia

The diapers have landed! It is with great joy, and thanks to you, that we are blessed to have a new Diaper Drop in Guatemala. Last week Andrew took the very first cloth diaper kit to Santiago, Atitlán, Guatemala, to our new partner Pueblo a Pueblo.

We’re excited to be working with their Maternal Health Child Project, working with young indigenous mothers and infants in rural communities. One of the amazing Mom’s Pueblo a Pueblo serves is Concepcion.

Concepcion, a 23 year old woman without economic support, spent the majority of her pregnancy without prenatal care. Thankfully, Concepcion was introduced to the Maternal Health Child Program and the Pueblo a Pueblo team was able to get Concepcion the proper medical support to carry out a healthy, successful pregnancy.

Because of this amazing support, Concepcion gave birth to a healthy, happy baby girl named Sofia. Today, they are both doing great! Concepcion  will remain in the Maternal Child Program until 3 months post partum, and Sofia until she is five. Concepcion will also continue to visit the Pueblo a Pueblo office for educational workshops on important topics like nutrition and family planning. 

Thank you for your support! 

Jan 31, 2017

Myolaika

I'm so excited to share with you that the Tiny Blue Diapers have begun to arrive at the Rescue Center at Real Hope for Haiti! 

Myolaika is just one of the many babies receiving these diapers to meet her diaper need. Myolaika was first admitted to the Rescue Center in November, weighing just 15.5 lbs at 21 months of age. She was referred to Real Hope for Haiti from Children's Health Ministries, another one of our Haiti Partner Agencies. Children's Health Ministries is an outpatient clinic, and the Rescue Center at Real Hope for Haiti is an inpatient clinic specialized in treating malnutrition. 

When admitted, her mother shared that she had left Myolaika with the child's uncle in May and she had drunk clorox. This is perhaps why she refused to eat. Her dad is a carpenter, and Mom is a factory worker. She has one sister, and they live in a rented 2 room house with no running water. They do have an outhouse. They buy there water from a source a ten minute walk from their home. The day she arrived at the clinic, she had eaten soup and juice. The day before she had bean sauce. She is now on a specialized nutrition program, Medika Mamba, and is on the road to recovery!

We have been working diligently on improving the diaper situation (or lack thereof....), and color coding the diapers by size is just one of the ways we are working on making life easier for the nannies! Together, we are accomplishing lower morbidity and mortality rates. Absolutely fantastic! Thank you for all you do! 

 

Jan 26, 2017

Solving Diaper Need

An incredible Thank You! Your support and generosity in supporting Veterans is a true blessing! To date, we have been able to provide enough cloth diaper kits to meet current demand with the Center for Suicide Awareness. But that's not all. Due to the success and support for our Veterans program, we are in the early stages of expanding our Veteran outreach program to help Veterans in need and not served by the Center for Suicide Awareness. 

The Fox Valley Veterans Council is another local nonprofit serving Veterans. Their mission is to solicit and coordinate community support for military veterans, those still serving, their faimilies and survivors. They collaborate with veteran service organizations and other public and private partners (like us here at Jake's Diapers!) that also support Veterans. Together, we also focus on avoiding duplication of services and ensuring the effective use of resources. 

 

We are excited to help further our support of Veterans and meeting their basic needs. Thank you! 

 
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