This gel, applied to the newborn’s newly cut umbilical cord, only costs 10 cents a tube. But only recently has its ability to fight infection been realized.
“The loans I got from IMPACT were a chance for me to get better at what I had been doing,” she says. Now she can offer her children a bright future!
In World Vision’s experience, enabling women to be catalysts for change can lead to increased female leadership at a village and even sub-national level.
Paramedic Shanta Das works at the clinic and helps pregnant women and new mothers. USAID is supporting the clinic, which will eventually operate on its own.