Jake's Diapers serves babies around the world living in devastatingly difficult situations, where sometimes a choice has to be made between food and diapers. On Tuesday, October 4th Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, devastating parts of Haiti and severely damaging other areas. This project is specifically for provision of cloth diapers at no cost to orphanages, rescue centers and missionaries in hurricane-affected areas.
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. Now imagine being hit by natural disaster, Hurricane Matthew, and the situation is much more dire.
Just 12 cloth diapers can diaper a baby from infancy through potty-training, meaning these babies can finally have diapers, instead of going without. Through our Diaper Drops in Haiti, we are helping local organizations leverage the funds they have available to better care for their babies and focus extremely limited resources on recovering and rebuilding from the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew.
As our partner organizations in Haiti continue to have their diaper needs solved, they are able to save funds and work on recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthew. Long term, they can work towards 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.