Midwife Kits for Wunlang

Our friends at St. Paul Lutheran Church have supported Wunlang village in South Sudan for several years, starting with our Wunlang School project. Last week their latest fundraiser and social ministry culminated in the assembly of midwife kits that will shipped to the women of Wunlang to help support safe deliveries and care for newborns. Two years ago the St. Paul’s midwife kit project resulted in about 250 kits, shipping to the Wunlang village clinic, and a training workshop for the traditional birth attendants in the village. When I visited wunlang in February, the TBAs spoke passionately about the importance of the midwife kits and their appreciation for this gift. A midwife kit includes a sheet, receiving blanket, towel, washcloth, soap, latex gloves, razor blade, and twine. The materials were laid out on tables for assembly. This year’s fundraiser generated 400 kits. Each kit is sealed in a plastic bag, and the bags are boxed for shipping – in boxes donated by Gentle Giant Moving.