In Sub-Sahara Africa, it is vital to keep babies warm after birth as the first few days of their life are critical for their survival.
In Sub-Sahara Africa, it is vital to keep babies warm after birth as the first few days of their life are critical for their survival. It’s surprising how cold it can get at night in Sub-Sahara Africa so keeping new born babies warm is a life saver. This is especially important for babies born with malaria or suffering from malnutrition or diarrhea. Blankets, baby grows, baby boots, gloves, hats and dresses are essential to keep new born babies alive.
The Rotary Club of Cardiff East collects these items many of which are knitted especially for the babies by partners, friends and groups. They are then given to the Cardiff charity ‘Life for African Mothers’ which sorts them into ‘Baby Bundles’. These are then sends out to countries such as Liberia, The Congo, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Kenya. Making these clothes available at hospitals and clinics also encourages women to attend such places where the chance of a successful birth is much higher.
Above are a sample of photographs of mothers with their babies wearing clothes that have been donated.
If anyone wishes to donate clothes for the ‘Baby Bundle’ project they should contact the club which can arrange collection.
It is no exaggeration to say that these efforts save lives.