The first six weeks after birth are the most critical. You can help save lives by giving a new mother the essential things like a bassinet, cloth diapers, blankets, a container for clean water, and soap. Your gift also provides regular visits from our midwife and social services. Our tuk-tuks are also available to take our women and babies to medical facilities (ambulance services are very limited in Cambodia).
Savannah just turned 15. When she realised she was pregnant, she told her boyfriend. He left soon after. Her parents got angry and threw her out of the family home. Alone, scared, she was referred to us by a local NGO. We supported her through pregnancy and delivery, and provided her with counseling. At this critical time, a baby's best chance of survival, is a healthy mother. Our priority is to keep our solo-parent and their newborns healthy and strong. And provide a chance to bond.
You will provide a kit containing all necessary items to keep 40 mothers and newborns healthy. It includes everything needed the first 3 months. It will be completed by regular visits from our midwife, social workers and parental training. The basket includes: - Clean water Kit - Baby Mattress with 2 pillows and linen - Plastic Bath Tub for baby - Baby hygiene products - Baby Clothes - Child carrier - Washable nappies kit - Post partum kit (hygiene, clothes, etc.)
Babies will be able to physically and mentally develop during their early months of life, as they can receive needed nutrition and medical care, before and after birth. Mothers will be self-sufficient and self-sustaining for the rest of their lives from counseling, life skills, and job training/placement they received. Hence, they won't be vulnerable to trafficking, and build a real rapport with their child. It will stop the vicious cycle of poverty, and create a better future for Cambodia.
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