African Village Support

The Mama Bag Project

The objective of this project, based in rural eastern Uganda, is to motivate expectant mothers or mothers with young babies to attend the health centre and help to reduce infant and mother mortality rates in the area. The Mama Bag will provide basic items to help with hygiene and care for new-borns and their mothers.

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



Many people are not aware that there is some apprehension and reluctance amongst the local women, particularly in rural areas to visit medical centres. With many mothers and babies suffering ante-natal and post-natal problems and even dying from complications due to childbirth, it is hoped that the ante-natal and post–natal contact will allow clinics to provide better medical support for these local mothers. This would help to reduce the high infant mortality rate that is prevalent in many rural communities. The project end goals are to increase the numbers of pregnant women who are attending ante and post natal care at their local health centre. Total project cost for initial three year period is estimated at £12,300 What we will achieve: More mothers with basic ante/post- natal care improved infant mortality + female and family well being.