Aya Birthing  Kits Project

During our time in the villages in December 2016 we meet with the birth attendants that  had great concerns for the care and need for cleaner conditions for woman to delivery babies. AYA project collected donated supplies and built 200 clean birthing kits and delivered them to woman in need in the Ivory Coast. These kits help reduce the risk of infection for mothers & babies. During our July 2019 mission AYA Project distributed over 80 kits to pregnant mothers as well as birthing attendants in rural villages, woman also received 3 months of parental vitamins along with the kit. AYA project is always looking for supplies to make more kits for future missions. See the information below on how you can help us reach more woman and babies in need. 

Here Are The Facts:

  • The United Nations &  W.H.O. estimates that over 300,000 women die annually in childbirth. Developing countries account for 99% of these deaths.

  • 1 in 13 women in Africa die of causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

    • 1 in 2,400 in the United States of America

  • Infection following delivery is the leading cause of death among these mothers and newborns.

  • 60 million women give birth each year with the assistance of a Traditional Birth Attendant or with no assistance at all.

What Impact Can Birthing Kits Have ?

  • Research conducted by USAID in Tanzania shows the positive impact of the kits on women’s and children’s health. In a study of 3,200 participants, organization found that women who used the kits were substantially less likely to develop genital tract infections, and their infants were substantially less likely to develop cord infections. USAID estimates that if clean birth kits were used in 90 percent of home births, it would save the lives of 6,300 women and 102,000 newborns each year

What are Birthing Kits?

The birthing kit addresses the 7 cleans needed for a safe delivery to help prevent infection risks for mother and babies!

1. A plastic sheet

  • one-meter (approximately one-yard) square piece of heavy-gauge plastic 4 mil thick

  • To be spread under the birthing mother preventing mother and baby coming into contact with the floor or ground

2. Examination gloves

  • For Clean hands

  • To prevent birth attendant transmitting germs to mother and baby

3. Soap

  • For clean hands

  • To prevent the birth attendant transmitting germs to mother and baby

  • Washing and drying the stumps prevents infection

4. Cord

  • For clean ties for the umbilical cord

  • To prevent bleeding from the umbilical cord for mother and baby

5. Single-edge razor blade 

  • to cut the umbilical cord.

6. Gauze

  • To wipe secretions from the babies eyes and the mother's perineum

7. 2 Receiving blanket – 30”x 30” or 32”x 32” size

  • To Warm The Baby


How To Help!

  • Donate Receiving Blankets! 

    • Donations can be drop off at

      • 115 West Onedia St. Oswego NY

        • Drop Off Box Located inside the front door​

      • or contact us for pick up

  • Help Us Assemble Kits 

  • Help Us Pay To Ship The Kits To The Ivory Cost each Kit costs $1.20 to ship

  •  50 lbs of supplies is $180.00 ​​

  • Spread the word about our Projects

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Oswego, NY 13126 


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