ONE THOUSAND birthing kits are on their way to mothers in developing countries, thanks to Zonta Club members, friends and supporters who gathered in Floreat on the weekend .
About 60 people assembled the kits at All Saints Floreat Uniting Church.
The kits cost $3 and contain essential items including a black plastic sheet, cake of soap, pair of gloves, string, a surgical blade and gauze, and will help mothers in villages and regional areas where hospital facilities are not available.
The items help create a safer and more hygienic birthing environment, with the plastic sheet breaking the barrier between the earth and the mother, and the blade and string cutting and tying the umbilical cord.
“All in all, a lovely morning doing Zonta good for women less fortunate than us,” club president Vicki Moir said.