A CLEAN birthing kit costs less than a cup of coffee but can save the lives of women and babies.
Saturday 24 September Baylife Church Women hosted a very unusual event.
It was the result of fundraising events throughout the year from which $2000 was raised to fund the provision of 400 Birthing kits to be sent to Northern Uganda.
Unlike Mothers in Australia who are able to give birth in a clean safe environment, mothers and babies are dying unnecessarily in childbirth from infection and lack of health care.
The women who attended, hand packed 400 kits containing sheets of plastic soap, gauze, scalpel blade, plastic gloves and string.
These birthing kits are basic but clean can save lives.
“I love that women who do not attend our church came along too,” Pastor Robyn McKewin told Bay News Of The Area.
“Anyone can be a part these events, friends of friends, anyone in the community who would like to make a difference to the world around them,” Pastor McKewin said.
The birth kits were packed in cartons and will be sent to Northern Uganda to be distributed by World Vision Health Workers who will also train the local staff in health care.
Included on the day was a Ladies Clothes swap and funds raised will go towards funding a community wedding in the Philippines in April 2017.
This is another opportunity for women in our community to make a difference for those less fortunate in the world around us, you can contact the church for more details.
Baylife Church is situated at 4236 Nelson Bay Rd, Anna Bay and you can contact Pastor Robyn McKewan on 0431 651 517 for further information.
By Jewell DRURY