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Call out for Cloth Nappies for Birth Centre in Nairobi

Added on 16 July 2011 in Nappy charity

Can you help? Do you have any cloth nappies (any type)suitable for newborns and up that you don’t need? They can be used, but must beclean and in excellent condition. Items are currently being collected for Mum& Bub Packs that are being made up for a new Birth Centre in Nairobi inKenya, and they are in need of cloth nappies.

In 2009, two young Kenyan men - brothers, Moffat and Fred (adoctor) - began with a dream, minimal resources, and the financial backing offriends, family, and their own savings and opened a small medical clinic, theFreMo Medical Centre, in the heart of the Kawangare slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Itis the third largest slum in the world and many people are displaced persons orrefugees. Maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity are high. 

Last year, Queenslander Natarsha Jazepczyk spent 5 monthsvolunteering at the FreMo Medical Centre and returned to Australia inspired bythe passion and dedication of its founders and determined to return to assisttheir growth. She was interviewed by the local paper. That local paper was readby a midwife, Vicki Chan. Vicki is the mother of four, a midwife, and a teacherof midwives. She volunteered to help in the creation of a safe place for womento seek pregnancy, birth, and post-partum care at FreMo Medical Centre.

Vicki and Natarsha are currently in Kenya assisting in thecreation of the Birth Centre. You can read their blogs for an insight into theday to day operation of the FreMo Medical Centre: Vicki's Blog; Natarsha's Blog. There's a Facebook page for the FreMo Medical Centre too.

As part of the project, Emma-Leigh Barry is collecting andmaking up Mum & Bub Packsfor the FreMo Medical Centre with the aim to provide basic essentials formothers and their newborns. This is where you come in!

Emma-Leigh really needs cloth nappies for the Packs (but if you can assist with any other items on the list, I'm sure they'd be appreciated too!) and is hoping to send a shipment over in August, so if you are able to spare any nappies, please send them to Emma-Leigh Barry at 19 Lake MacDonald Drive, Cooroy Qld 4563 . Thanks, everyone!

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