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What is Kangaroo Mother Care?

Around the world, 15 million babies are born preterm (less than 37 weeks gestation) and 20 million babies are born at low birthweight (less than 2500 grams). In developing areas, such as those where Barakat Bundle works, incubators are often not available to support these preterm or low birth weight...
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In Search of Safe Sleeping

A good crib is essential for a newborn baby. In many developing countries, however, babies lack cribs that prioritize their health and comfort. In Gujarat, India, mothers use a “ghodiyu”, a cloth swing that rocks the baby to sleep, as a crib. While the benefits of the ghodiyu include swinging...
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Fighting Infant Mortality: The Numbers

Barakat Bundle strives to provide support for mothers and their babies, and to reduce preventable infant and maternal mortality. As we continue to improve our product, recent data provides abundant evidence of the importance of Barakat Bundle’s mission. According to the World Health Organization, 5.9 million children under the age...
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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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