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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.
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.
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.
Jan 22, 2021: Safe motherhood alliance
Dec 27, 2019