Living in Australia with all the benefits of a good health care system is something we take for granted when we’re birthing our children. Most Australians have choices about how we bring our children into the world and can do so knowing the best medical care can be accessed should we need it.
Cotton On Kids are taking the initiative to help women and their babies in Uganda receive vital medical attention and you can get involved simply by buying the cute tote bag you see above for only $2!
Here are the vital stats from Cotton On Kids:
• Less than half of births in Uganda take place in health facilities
• Only forty-two per cent of birth deliveries are attended by a skilled birthing attendant
• The infant mortality rate in Uganda is 64.82 deaths per 1000 live births
Changing these statistics is as easy as walking into a Cotton On Kids store. This October, connect with a mother and her baby in Mannya village, Uganda by buying a limited edition tote bag for only $2. All net proceeds from the sale of this bag will go towards creating a healthy and happy future for mums and their babies in rural Uganda.
Funds raised will provide more than 700 women with maternal and child health education sessions as well as extend their local hospital’s maternity ward, so that expectant mothers have a safe place to deliver their babies. Knowledge will empower these women to make well informed decisions for themselves and their families, equipping them for a happier and healthier future.
Proceeds will go to Mannya village in Uganda, a township of 7000 people. The Cotton On Foundation has been working with the local community for four years, assisting them with funding for health, education, infrastructure and sustainability.
Read more about the Cotton On Foundation by visiting the website (there are also other ways to donate) and of course, support this important cause in October by shelling out your loose change for the cute tote. See the store listing for where to buy close to you.