Children
 Guatemala
Project #24801

Be the Change: Saving Guatemalan Babies in Need

by Jake's Diapers, Inc.
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Summary

Jake's Diapers serves babies in Guatemala living in devastatingly difficult situations, where sometimes a choice has to be made between food and diapers. Jake's donates cloth diapers at no cost to orphanages, ministry partners, and missionaries so these organizations can afford basic living expenses and focus on a solution for problems such as malnutrition and starvation. Cloth diapers provide a long-term solution from birth through potty-training, truly changing the lives of these children.
$2,310.00
total goal
$2,063.00
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
5
months active

Challenge

Babies living in extreme poverty around the world have to choose between food & diapers. Though rescue centers, orphanages and missionaries exist to assist some of these populations, those organizations still struggle to find enough funding and supplies to help these babies. Imagine re-using a disposable diaper simply because you can't afford for your baby otherwise - that's a decision many of these organizations have made.

Solution

Just 12 cloth diapers can diaper a baby from infancy through potty-training, eliminating the need to pay for disposable diapers to care for this child. Through our Diaper Drops across the world, we are helping local organizations leverage the funds they have available to better care for their babies in other ways. In many places, organizations see decreased infant mortality rates and increased quality of life through cleaner environments and more availability of basic living needs.

Long-Term Impact

As our partner organizations continue to have their diaper needs solved, they are able to save funds and plan for future improvements in their care. This can mean adding educational programs, offering better healthcare, improved quality of food (more protein!) - all steps that set these babies up for long term survival and productive members of society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.jakesdiapers.org
Jake's Diapers Official Website!
Find Jake's Diapers on Facebook!

Organization Information

Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Location: Greenleaf, WI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.jakesdiapers.org
Project Leader:
Stephanie Bowers
Kaukauna, WI United States
$247 raised of $2,310 goal
 
5 donations
$2,063 to go
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