Women in rural Kenya must walk miles to visit a clinic for prenatal and postnatal care — visits that are critical to the health of the mother and baby. And imagine walking miles while in labor so that the baby can be born under the supervision of the trained staff at the clinic. Understandably, covering this distance — with no suitable means of transportation — is an obstacle that can actually dissuade many women from delivering their babies in the clinic.
To address this challenge, Operation Karibu offers transportation to women who need it. This opportunity, along with the incentive of baby clothes, addresses two of the greatest obstacles that keep women from giving birth in the safety of the health clinic.