So, we participated in Project 11 - birthing kits for Konbit Sante in Haiti. We made bags from our stash of fabric and then bought some flannel to make the blanket. During the planning time, Phoebe had a friend over and they picked out the fabrics. It was fun listening to them deciding what they would want if they were the mom or the baby.
As we were working on this project we had alot of discussion about the difference between our lives and those in Haiti. Not just us girls. This project touched all our hearts as we began to realize that something as simple as clean string or and alcohol swab can literally save peoples lives. It has led us to contemplate what God would have us do when we are made aware of a way we can help others. Not only giving "things" to people, but also our time, like talking to the girl on the street who has a "Please Help Me" sign instead of just assuming she is pan handling.
And although we (as in our family) cannot make bags for all of the women in Haiti, we can make a few. We pray that God will use these simple bags to make a difference (both physical and spiritual) for the people of Haiti.
|Some of the supplies that will be in each bag|
|Receiving blankets ~ 36inches square flannel with a narrow hem|
|The bags are just simpled lined tote bags that are big enough to use a diaper bag|
Contents of safe birthing kit:
1 small bar of soap (updated 1/16/2011)
1 piece of clean plastic sheeting (3 feet wide by 4 feet long)
1 piece of clean string, 24 inches long
1 packet alcohol wipe
1 set of sterile latex gloves
1 packet (or travel container) Purelle
1 handmade tote bag
receiving blanket–36 inches square
This post is linked to Made By You Mondays and Craft Hope