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Mama Upendo Birth Kits

Excellent, accessible, and free maternal health care is a privilege for many mothers living in North America. However the reality is very different for many mothers living around the world. In Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum, a shortage of reputable and safe health care facilities increase the risk of unsafe deliveries and birth complications in a volatile community.

GIVE International has partnered with Dr. Dorah Nyanja, a mother of 3, that runs the Senye Health Care Clinic in Kibera, Kenya. It is here that Dorah provides affordable, high-quality outpatient care to low-income patients as well as maternity care to expectant mothers.

Dr. Dorah provides a place of refuge for new mothers in her clinic, and is a local role model whom young women look up to.

The ‘Kibera Maternity Project’ is a concept designed to assist mothers that have just given birth to their new born baby. A ‘postpartum kit’ containing essential items for both mom and baby that would be useful after birth. These kits named ‘Mama Upendo Kits’ cost $ 44 and contain:

  • Breakfast Porridge
  • Sugar and salt
  • Basin and soap
  • Baby blanket
  • Packs of diapers
  • Baby clothes (sleeper, vest, hat, socks)
  • ‘Days for Girls’ sanitary pads
  • Mosquito net
  • A thick blanket and towel
three women together with one holding an infant and another holding a container of baby supplies
two people holding a container of household supplies for an international support program in Kenya

To donate a Mama Upendo Birth Kit to a needy mother, please click the button below.