Make Childbirth Safer in Laos
Phase Three

Help connect more JANMA clean birth kits with mums-to-be in Salavan Province, Laos, ensuring access to clean birth supplies.

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.


Due to cultural beliefs, mums-to-be in rural Laos often give birth alone in the forest. This has resulted in high maternal and infant mortality rates in rural areas.

How we can help: 

By connecting JANMA Clean Birth Kits with mums-to-be through nurses and midwives, we can ensure a sterile, safer birthing practice. The JANMA Clean Birth Kits contain a basic sterile birthing kit that helps to prevent infections, mortality and morbidity during childbirth.

Who are we working with: 

We will help mums-to-be living in remote areas of Salavan province, Laos, who have limited access to health care assistance. We have already been working with our local partner,, to provide 3000 clean birth kits to make childbirth safer for mums in Laos. The latest phase of the project will provide a further 3000 clean birth kits.


The clean birth kits will be distributed in March and September to local nurses from 43 remote clinics and 1 hospital in Salavan province, Laos. The nurses then will distribute the kits free to mums-to-be coming to the clinic for prenatal visits. Mums-to-be who live in more remote villages will receive the kits when the nurses conduct their regular prenatal visits. The nurses will also teach the mums-to-be on how to use the kits.

Project timeframe: 
Twelve months
Reaching 6000 people
Local Partner Contribution: 

Financial contribution:
Training for local nurses, salaries for local staff, outreach activities, and monitoring and evaluation assessment.

Nonfinancial contribution:
Project administration and monitoring.

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Products - JANMA Clean Birth Kits
Cost of technology
Shipping from India to Laos
Customs, duty and tax
Wire transfer fee
Payment processing fee
5% average based on the average size of project and average donation amount
Administration fee
Covers due diligence, monitoring, printing & administration related costs
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.

A huge Kopernik thank you to the 68 people who pitched in $17,315.60