Special delivery to help mums

Zonta members Wendy Kirkby, Nikki James, Margaret Garside and Di Marsh at the workshop.
Zonta members Wendy Kirkby, Nikki James, Margaret Garside and Di Marsh at the workshop.

The kits, which include a length of black plastic for use as a clean place for delivery, several pieces of gauze, pieces of cord to tie the umbilical cord, a scalpel, a pair of gloves and a piece of soap all folded and sealed into a small plastic pouch, are sent to developing countries so women can give birth in a relatively safe manner.

Peel Zonta members fundraise throughout the year to buy the $3 kits. A portion of the cost is also used to train midwives in the developing countries in safe birthing procedures.

Peel Zonta Club holds a workshop at least once a year.