Distributing safe birthing kits

John Mubita

Lusaka, Zambia

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

John Mubita

Location

Lusaka, Zambia

On-time repayments

5 weekly installments  •  100%

About Me

My name is John from Zambia and I am a social entrepreneur.

I have commercial qualifications in Business Administration and Law with a professional work experience that includes working in the renewable energy sector and as a program development specialist (SRHR and HIV/ AIDs). I am passionate about public health particularly safe motherhood. I want to spend the majority of my time helping Zambia achieve key indicators under United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) especially 3 (3.1 and 3.2), 17 (partnerships to achieve goals) and any other SDGs in between including financing the health workforce.

My Business

What if ONE Mama’s Moments Maternity Kit could create behavioural change for the pregnant mother by encouraging early antenatal booking, increase male partner involvement in antenatal and post natal services, ensure a livelihood opportunity for the community health volunteer, ensure a flow of health information to the pregnant woman and provide for a safe delivery?

My business is simple;- Using the Mama’s Moments Brand, I aspire to offer convenience to pregnant mothers. Unlike the competition, I will have the right products for them and really want to share in their joyous experience. The Mama's Moments brand is a home-grown comprehensive health initiative formulated to tackle the challenges of maternal mortality and morbidity in Zambia. It is a brand promoted by Maurice Gregory Agencies Limited- a family-run start-up social business dedicated to developing innovative products for the mother and child health market. I started by developing subsidized maternity kits for the pregnant mothers, then re/training and economically empowering community health volunteers through entrepreneurship so that they have a livelihood by selling the maternity kit to the pregnant mothers to health promotions- road shows and displays in market places promoting early antenatal, male involvement and facility delivery and the 5 Golden Rules of COVID Prevention!

Project Proposal

The funds will be used to increase our Kits so that they are readily available to pregnant mothers. Our Kits are now readily available in 11 health facilities- with 22 Community Health Volunteers deriving an income in the form of commissions from the sales with 2 school leavers employed as customer service assistants.

I am spending a lot of time (every day) and money- buying stock to supply to these community health volunteers and our spazas. This Loan will mean that I can be able to make more, save a day or two and money. These savings will translate into more stock and profit to increase for the business.

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$99.94

Date disbursed

Sep 14, 2021

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $99.94 = $4.96

Optional expediting fee: $19.98

Backers

L

Liz

Nowra, Australia

Angela Kwofie

Bonwire, Ghana

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

Leslie Komla

Accra, Ghana

Hillary Okello

Kakamega, Kenya

Kehinde Olagoke

Ibadan, Nigeria

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Summary

Amount repaid

$99.94

Amount remaining

$0.00

Date repaid

Sep 23, 2021

Status

Fully repaid

Repayment History

Expected Payments Actual Payments
Sep 23, 2021 $99.94 Sep 23, 2021 $99.94

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