Giving birth in Malawi has many challenges for women;
Most mothers in rural Malawi have very little possessions and so Nurture Packs are designed to give mothers a basic pack to help them recover from childbirth and provide care for their babies. When I visited local midwifery centres close to Lilongwe, it was clear that the staff struggled with resources to support new mothers and babies. The things we take for granted after giving birth are a luxury for many new mothers in Malawi. Every item makes a difference to a new mother & baby.
Nurture Packs are designed to give mothers a sense of dignity as they begin motherhood and to help support new baby care, health & wellbeing. These items can save lives and prevent illness and complications after birth.
There are lots of ways you can help. We try to source the items for the Nurture Packs locally to support the Malawian economy but we can also take donations to Malawi twice a year.
Do you have clean, quality underwear that you no longer wear? How about getting on your party pants to collect underwear that can be donated to mothers in Malawi. You can also donate new underwear too. Pants Parties are great fun and help get underwear to women and girls who need them. Please get in touch to let us know about your party and to find out where you can send your donations. You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you knit babies in Malawi a blanket, hat or socks? These items can help to save the lives of low birth weight babies as part of Kangeroo Care which is a skin to skin practice that can help small or premature babies relax and encourages weight gain. We can take them to Malawi twice a year on our visits. We have groups around the country that knit for us.
A Nurture Pack costs around £5.00-£7.00 to create. You can donate the cost of a pack by visiting our Just Giving page here. You can also gift a Nurture Pack as a new baby present to any mother. We will send you our “Guide to Baby Massage” via email to say thank you. Just let us know it is a donation for a gift. You can also set up a monthly direct debit to support the project.
All profits from the sales of our book “Love Letters For New Mothers” go to supporting our mother & baby projects in Malawi. You can get a copy of the book here