Make childbirth safer in Ghana

We’re connecting clean birth kits with 1,000 mums-to-be in Ghana to make childbirth safer. We want the birth of a child to be a truly joyous occasion.

Clean Birth Kit
  • Ensures sanitation and sterility at the time of childbirth
  • Provides a clean and safe birth regardless of facility conditions
  • Comes in an attractive jute bag that can be reused as a purse
JANMA is a $3 clean birth kit containing six simple tools to ensure sanitation and sterility at the time of childbirth

This project has been fully funded.
Thank you to all who contributed.


A woman in a developing country is 97 times more likely to die during pregnancy than a woman in a developed country. 

In Ghana, 560 women die during childbirth per 100,000 live births. The leading cause of maternal death is hemorrhage, followed by severe anemia and infections. The government of Ghana offers women free antenatal care and delivery at public health facilities, but many women are suspicious of the clinic nurse or view the hospital as a place of illness rather than somewhere to deliver an infant. Increasingly many women are combining home delivery and hospital care by giving birth in the home and taking the newborn to the clinic in hopes of receiving free infant supplies and to ensure that the baby is healthy.

How we can help: 

We're connecting JANMA clean birth kits with mums-to-be in Ghana. The birth kits provide a sterile surface, sterilizing hand wipes, clamps for the umbilical cord, scalpel blade and handle for cutting the umbilical cord. Using sterile supplies during childbirth will prevent infection and reduces maternal and infant mortality.

Who we are helping: 

Pregnant women in rural Ghana.





The birth kits will be distributed by our local partner, Birthing Project USA. As a life-saving health resource, the kits will be introduced free of charge.  We do not want extreme poverty to be a barrier to a newborn’s (or mother’s) life. We hope to develop an ability-to-pay plan. As the project progresses, we will work out who will collect the money and how to determine the ability to pay, based on the socio-economic status of the women accessing the clean birth kits through rural clinics.

Timeframe for implementation: 
12 months
Reaching 2000 people
Local Partner Contribution: 

Birthing Project USA will cover the costs of printing/postage for marketing and book-keeping, and volunteer staff to coordinate the project.

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Cost of the technology (includes shipping and customs)
Wire Transfer Fee
Clearance and local duty
Paypal/other payment processing fee
3.3% average based on average size of project and average donation amount
Kopernik 10%
In order to cover due diligence costs that Kopernik conducts
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.


Kumasi, AS
Kumasi, AS

A huge Kopernik thank you to the 122 people who pitched in $5,468.05