A GROUP of women from Mullaloo and surrounding areas recently packed 200 birthing kits to send to Uganda.
The True North Church women’s group decided to do something different for its annual women’s retreat this year, according to organiser Lauren Carroll.
“We thought what could we support or achieve through our camp, instead of just getting together, so we registered for Vision Sisters,” Mrs Carroll said.
The group raised $1400 in the lead-up to the event, and used part to cover the cost of 200 birthing kits and donated the rest World Vision to train health workers and encourage women to give birth in a health clinic in Uganda.
Musician and Vision Artist Ezereve attended the event and provided musical entertainment to the women while they were packing.
World Vision has partnered with the Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) to provide clean birthing kits so that mothers and babies can avoid infection and survive childbirth.
The basic clean birthing kits each cost less than a cup of coffee and contain six items needed to ensure a clean delivery.
For more information, visit www.worldvision.com.au/ visionsisters.