New Haven, Connecticut (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
For anyone hosting a baby shower, having one thrown for them, or shopping for a gift that gives back, CleanBirth.org has a solution that is simple and unique. A new non-profit organization called CleanBirth.org has begun selling baby shower hostess cards and baby shower favor cards via their website and Etsy.
“Hostess and favor cards from CleanBirth.org not only help mothers and babies in need, but they are also high-quality, beautifully designed cards,” said Kristyn Zalota, CleanBirth.org Founder and Director. “Proceeds from sales of the cards go to providing birthing supplies, training for nurses and funding for nurses to train CleanBirth “Village Volunteers” in Laos.”
Cards can be purchased at http://www.cleanbirth.org/cards or on Etsy at CleanBirthGifts. The cards are heavy quality with a high-gloss finished photograph of a mother in Laos. Each $10 purchase gives two moms in Laos life-saving birthing supplies and education.
CleanBirth.org works to prevent the needless deaths of mothers and babies in Laos, where maternal and infant mortality rates are among the highest in the world. In the villages where CleanBirth.org operates, women give birth alone, usually in unhygienic conditions with a high risk of infection for the mother and her new baby. To make birth safer, CleanBirth.org works together with Our Village Association (OVA), a Lao non-profit, to distribute AYZH Clean Birth Kits. Further, they train nurses and volunteers in each village to distribute the kits and educate mothers in their use.
CleanBirth.org was founded in 2012 and is led by Kristyn Zalota, a Yale-graduate, trained doula and childbirth educator who has spent her career focused on projects that empower women in the developing world. From 2008-2011, she worked with Burmese, Cambodian and Ugandan women and saw that prenatal and postnatal care was largely unavailable. Motivated to make birth safer, she discovered AYZH Clean Birth Kits, birthing supplies proven to reduce infection and death. Having learned about the dire state of birthing in Laos, she partnered in 2012 with Our Village Associate (OVA) to bring Clean Birth Kits and education to southern Laos. Learn more online or via social media at http://www.cleanbirth.org or visit on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cleanbirth or Twitter at twitter.com/cleanbirth.