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 Health  Peru Project #32007

Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life

by Asociacion Civil Kirawawa Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life
Give 150 Peruvian babies a safe start in life

Summary

Kira is a social enterprise focused on crowdfunding and delivering survival kits to low income mothers, guaranteeing an equal and safe start in life. Our survival kit is call Kirawawa, a cardboard baby box that serves as the baby's first crib. This project will allow us to fund our operations to attend 150 mothers and babies this year; and, more importantly, start with our preventive health coverage pilot. We will monitor the development of the babies, preventing further diseases.

$50,000
total goal
$44,567
remaining
110
donors
1
monthly donor
9
months

Challenge

Raising a newborn is expensive, and even more for low income families, as it may represent up to 50% of their monthly income. In the world, 7000 babies died every day by preventable causes. In Peru, every year 345,000 babies are born into low-income families and their risk of dying is 2.5x higher compared to a high-income baby. This deaths are preventable with easy and affordable solutions, such as having the proper baby bundle like Kirawawa.

Solution

We deliver Kirawawa, a survival kit for low-income mothers of newborn babies, giving all babies a safe and equal start in life. Kirawawa is a cardboard box that contains essential items such as clothes, diapers, baby care products, parenting tips and basic toys. The box itself can also be used as the baby's first crib, securing a safe sleep environment for the baby for the first 6-7 months of life. Providing proper clothes and infant care items prevents infections and diseases.

Long-Term Impact

Providing proper clothes and infant care items prevents infections, hypothermia and respiratory diseases. Also, our crib feature gives the baby a safe place to sleep, away from their parent's beds, and reduces the risk of infant death by suffocation or crushing, increasing their life expectancy and life opportunities. We lower the cost of raising a baby for low income families and also future health expenses.

Resources

http:/​/​www.kirawawa.org
Meet the mothers!
Our first delivery of Kirawawa at Huaycan
How to set up Kirawawa?
Visit our Facebook page!

Organization Information

Asociacion Civil Kirawawa

Location: Lima - Peru
Website: http:/​/​www.kirawawa.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @kirawawape
Project Leader:
Mayra Delgado
Lima, Lima Peru
* This project is competing for bonus prizes
through the 2018 Year-End Campaign. Terms and conditions apply.

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