Stories from the field

1 Jul 2014

The Afar Pastoral Development Association in Tigray province, Ethiopia, is holding a training program in 2010 and will make their own kits, sourcing the supplies locally.

The Hamlin Fistula Hospital, in Ethiopia, considered a business plan for a local person to make the kits in 2008. Not wishing to themselves be the administrators of a micro economic program, by 2009 they had a container available should the BKFA wish to organise a local person to make the kits in Ethiopia. This option is still being researched.

In Ethiopia it was noted when the kits ran out, the Traditional Birth Attendants bought some gloves and soap. They had learned the importance of a clean birth.

In Vietnam, the Hanoi International Women’s Club funded US$15,650 towards the local production of 19,000 kits for Ha Giang province and Hoa Binh province.

In Vietnam, AusCHAM have funded US$11,500 towards a training program in Binh Phuoc province in the south, the BKFA paid for kits to be supplied in country.

In Cambodia, the NGO 2 h Project, is researching a micro-economic project where eventually landmine victims and disadvantaged women will make the kits as a business.