Think about this amazing fact… everyone who decides to support Barakat Bundle this Giving Tuesday will help an infant who is in the womb right now! 6 months into pregnancy and about the size of a cauliflower. Yes, almost 12 weeks from being born! That's because all the money we raise in our 2019 campaign drive is going directly to the distribution of 400 Barakat Bundles to newborns in Madhya Pradesh, India, in early 2020.
What your donation gives:
$50 A clean birth kit* to 10 families
$100 A safe-sleep Giving Cradle to one newborn (includes a fitted mosquito net)
$150 A complete Barakat Bundle** to one family
$500 5 families get a Barakat Bundle
$1000 10 families get a Barakat Bundle
As you read this right now...
... and as America recovers from their Thanksgiving feasts, a mother in rural India is anticipating her final trimester of pregnancy. Soon she will meet with her community health worker who introduces her to the Barakat Bundle during a routine checkup. She will be shown how to use each crucial health item and what to look out for when baby is born. She will receive the bundle for free (thanks to you!) but only if she gives birth in her health centre where her chances of survival and that of her baby’s are significantly higher than if she gives birth at home.
So as the festive season continues, our bundles are being wrapped and stored ready in our warehouse on location! The cradles have been safety stamped, the clothes and blankets folded, the educational health calendars printed, the clean birth kits sterilised.
Help us cover the cost of 400 bundles this Giving Tuesday, and fund a crucial feedback study to see how the 400 families get on with the bundles, so we can learn how to constantly improve it.
We don’t just want to be the cutest baby gift out there, we want to be the most impactful. That means giving mothers and newborns a clean birth and preventing infection and sepsis. Helping mothers and fathers recognise critical warning signs so they know when to get to hospital. Giving families the tools they need to succeed, and giving Mom items so that she can recover from birth with dignity, and safely.
So THANK YOU for your support. We couldn’t do it without you. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and year ahead, and hope you can follow us via @givingcradle and @barakatbundle to see photos of your bundles being distributed!
Karima, Nayab, Charlotte, SriVani and Jyoti xxx
* Clean Birth Kit includes:
Sterile blade to cut the umbilical cord
Clean cloth to wipe down baby
Clean underpad to give birth on
** Barakat Bundle includes:
Clean Birth Kit
Giving Kites sensory toy
Giving Calendar with health education pictures
Rubber mat for baby to lie and play on
Blanket, cap, top with mittens, footed leggings
Sanitary pads and panties for mother
Baby oil - for baby massage
Chlorhexidine and cotton wool