The arrival of the Holiday Season is the perfect time to spread a little hope and cheer to a struggling family. A donation in your name or the name of a loved one, could change the lives of a child and their family, helping to bring everyone closer.
“A few dollars can buy coffee, but how can it change someones life?”, you may ask.
Earlier in the year, The Happy Baby Congo team, working with front-line Ebola workers, helped to gather more information about babies and toddlers who survived the Ebola virus, but had lost their mothers or fathers. After identifying these babies, the team provided their primary caregivers with Happy Baby carriers. These carriers are helping babies connect with their new caregivers and keeping them safe during this vulnerable time. We know that the gift of a Happy Baby Carrier can bring the love, care, and security that these infants and their caregivers need during this period of loss.
In addition, the UN has recognized the sharing of household responsibilities as a critical action to revolutionize gender equality. Happy Baby recognizes the disproportionate burden of unpaid care and domestic work placed on rural woman. Happy Baby also supports income generating opportunities with skills and training to provide vulnerable women with a greater voice in economic matters. Through our educational programs, and the use of the Happy Baby carrier, we help fathers see the value in taking an active role in early care-giving. Through our efforts we have made great strides in providing fathers who have not traditionally carried babies, a way to do so with our ergonomic and fashionable options.
Thanks to donations from people like you, HappyBaby is providing job opportunities as well as skills and training to women in rural villages to produce low cost, locally sourced, ergonomic baby carriers that are embraced by both mothers and fathers. For as little as $12, a carrier can be donated or subsidized to any family, regardless of their income.