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Karen State Tag

This project provides baby kits to new mothers in five villages within Karen state Myanmar, including Ee Htu Hta IDP camp.
Each baby kit includes laundry soap, body soap, baby wraps, clippers and an important health message that provides valuable information to women who may otherwise not know how to care for themselves or their babies after birth. The health message is crucial for new mothers, as it addresses the problem of infant and maternal mortality by educating them and allowing them to interact with others through the community health workers, who distribute the kits. Many mothers are also illiterate so the workers can give the information in person.

Few everyday items that many take for granted are absent in the displaced communities in Myanmar. Even basic hygiene items like soap are an amenity unavailable to many displaced individuals, especially mothers and newborn babies.

$15,400 of $15,400 raised

Agency: Karenni Social Development Centre

Over the last 20 years more than 22,000 Karenni people have been displaced from their homes in Karenni (Kayah) state in Myanmar. Many more live as internally displaced persons within Karenni state.

Education and employment opportunities for those in the camps are limited so few Karenni know about human rights and how to protect their interests.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

2016-04-31 ~ 2017-04-31
Agency: Karen Women’s Organisation (KWO)

This project will supply Baby Kits which include laundry soap, body soap, baby wraps, clippers and a health message to 8 different sites reaching at least 2,400 mothers and their newborn babies. These kits along with the health message pamphlets will spread valuable information to women who may otherwise not have the knowledge to healthily care for themselves and their babies after birth.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

2013-09-20 ~ 2014-09-20
Agency: Karen Women’s Organisation
$20,000

This project will provide 2,000 baby kits to women and newborn babies in the Karen State of Burma. The kits contain baby and laundry soap, sarongs, nappies, and a health message for maternal health education, all of which goes a long way for such a small price. Based on recent birth rates in the Karen State, this project should provide every mother of a child born in the Karen State this year with a baby kit.