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Our Second Pilot

In February and March 2016, we ventured back to Ahmedabad for our second Product Development Pilot to continue refining Barakat Bundle with our fantastic partners and many mothers. We were able to develop our distribution model and continue to iterate on Barakat Bundle. As always, by the time we left...
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Social Impact Gift Ideas

When it comes to the holidays, everyone is in the giving (or receiving!) spirit. But since not everyone is fortunate enough to participate in this merry tradition, we’ve got you covered so we can all help share the love. Below are some of our favourite organizations where you can give...
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WASH Interventions At Barakat Bundle

All hail the toilet! Last month on November 19th the global health and development community celebrated World Toilet Day. A day dedicated to honoring a bathroom fixture as ubiquitous as the toilet might seem trivial and unwarranted among Western households; but to the 2.4 billion people worldwide who do not...
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Founder’s Journey

By Karima Ladhani Beginning With Just An Idea Steve Jobs once said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny,...
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A Community of Women Entrepreneurs

by Nayab Ahmad This Wednesday, Amanda, Jyoti, and I participated in the Women in MassChallenge Showcase. Throughout the event one statistic was repeatedly mentioned: this year 44 percent of the startups at MassChallenge were founded by women entrepreneurs. Seeing 48 of these startups together in one room alongside our team...
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Reflections from MANSI

By Karima Ladhani, Founder & CEO This April, the Barakat Bundle team attended the inaugural Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI) Summit hosted by the American India Foundation (AIF). In attendance were thought leaders from various institutions such as Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Stanford School of Medicine,...
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On Our Way To India!

Flights booked? Check. Prototypes packed? Check. Full itinerary prepared? Check. After weeks of preparation, we’re excited say that we’re en route to India! Equipped with a full itinerary that includes meetings with government officials, community leaders, and mothers on the ground, all thanks to the Public Health Foundation of India,...
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Welcome to the Barakat Bundle Blog!

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe What a journey it has been! From Gordon Bloom’s classroom at the Harvard Innovation Lab, winning Runner Up and Crowd favorite at the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition, to arriving...
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