Bundle of Joy! A new beginning! A time of fear and hardship?
Sadly, many babies in Tanzania are born to poor families who cannot afford even the basic necessities.
The health and development of mother and baby in the early stages after birth are crucial to positive outcomes. In Tanzania, we have a unique opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable babies and their mothers.
Judy Campbell is working with Busega Scotland and Bukumbi Mission Hospital, to pioneer a project to provide “Baby Bundles” for these poor families. They will be produced locally and distributed through local hospitals and other contacts. The cost of each bundle is £20 and will make a significant difference to the health and well being of a baby and mother. Included with the ‘Bundle’ is the payment of the hospital delivery fee. At Bukumbi it costs £3 for a normal delivery and more for a Caesarean Section.
The Baby Bundle is packed into a basin and tied up in a kitengi, a cloth wrap worn by the mother. The basin will be used to bath the baby and to wash the baby clothes. Each pack contains baby clothes, nappies, hat, a blanket and mosquito net, as well as laundry soap and baby oil etc. There is a cloth to wrap the new born in and fortified flour for the mother. Here in the UK babies receive so many gifts. Will you make a gift for a baby who really needs it? Donations can be made at https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/babybundles