Shefali lives in a rural village in South Asia. She is pregnant with her first child, but doesn’t have access to basic items that can help her care for herself and her new baby during its first year of life. She also doesn’t know about simple, life-saving practices that she can perform at home to keep herself and her baby healthy.
Sadly, she can’t afford to change her situation.
Shefali is not alone.
80% of infant and maternal deaths are completely preventable through appropriate care and education. However, issues of affordability, access, and education prevent mothers and infants from getting the basic care they deserve.