Saving mothers

Muzalema Mwanza

Siavonga, Zambia

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Muzalema Mwanza

Member since

March 2018

On-time repayments

162 installments  •  73%

About Me

My name is Muzalema Mwanza, I am the last born in a family of four and I am married with one baby boy. I am a civil engineer by profession and my late father always encouraged me to chase my dreams.

As a new mother, I learned of the difficult requirements that rural Zambian clinics impose on expectant mothers to provide their own tools for giving birth such as a scalpel blade, sterile gloves, and birthing mat for delivery of their babies. I managed to buy the things they require and gave birth to a beautiful boy in 2016, after which i realized that for many months I had a hard time finding these products all in one place so I established Safe Motherhood Alliance, a social enterprise to package and distribute sterile materials for childbirth for pregnant women in low-income communitiesand rural areas.

My Business

We provide Baby Delivery Kits to pregnant women in low-income communities and rural areas to ensure and improve safe births by developing a simple, low-cost, disposable delivery kit for pregnant women that will be used during childbirth because everyday in Zambia, hundreds of mothers and babies die at childbirth because mothers have to provide their own birthing materials. But with the baby delivery kits, mothers can rest easy knowing their newborns will be free from using unsterilized,-materials.

Loan Proposal

We will buy inventory to package 1000 baby delivery kits that contain essential items to ensure safe births for pregnant women in low income communities and rural areas. We will teach women the importance of using sterile tools to deliver healthcare to the last mile locations because we have discovered that pregnant women use unsterile tools during childbirth due to lack of access to sterile supplies and distances to the nearest health facilities. With the generosity of the Zidisha lenders we will be able to scale up and reach more women.

My Videos

Jan 22, 2021: Safe motherhood alliance

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  • Ed    Jan 22, 2021

    Love this project, thank you

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  • David    Dec 31, 2019

    Repayments started strong, then shrank for several months before several large payments finished the loan off. This is an important, amazing and inspiring project that I am honoured to help with.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$1,017.00

Date disbursed

Dec 27, 2019

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

2 months

Lenders

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

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