We are building the first global marketplace for tools & ideas saving mothers and newborns. We are adding efficiency and scale to this field. One of our first products is the power pak-- a rotary mobile phone charger and solar powered headlamp to allow midwives and nurses to deliver babies safely in the dark. We well these power paks as 'suitcase stuffers' to clinicians and volunteers traveling overseas.
Tipping Point Goal: $2,000
Total Funding Goal: $8,000
We are thinking big. We are not covering one project in one country. We want to reach the ten countries with the highest maternal mortality. And we want to reach them at a large scale. We send the kits to be tested by key decision-makers, they like them, and they order the kits to deploy with midwives.
Remember that each pak helps a midwife with at least 200 births. The solar-powered lights and mobile phone chargers in the power paks keep her safe but they also help her see while delivering babies in the dark (and we all know half of them come at night). And the mobile phone charger lets her call for advice help or referral.
$500 helps us upgrade the pak design for a more rugged material
$500 gets us to the first country (well we already started in Haiti, so the 2nd country)
The next $9000 gets us the materials to get samples to decision-makers in 8 more countries-those hardest hit by maternal mortality.