If you are looking for Valentine’s Day gifts here are a few that are either buy one give one, fair trade or the proceeds from purpose will go to charity or women entrepreneurs.
Photo: Paolo Patruno – www.birthisadream.org
Last week TOMS announced its new one for one bag collection for both men and women that was specifically designed and created for safe motherhood. Every day 800 women die from pregnancy complications or during delivery. 99 percent of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries. TOMS bag purchases help hand-selected partners provide safe birth kits, training for midwives, and safer deliveries. With proper care, women are 80 percent less likely to develop infections that can lead to death right after delivery when she delivers with a skilled birth attendant.
The three partners TOMS chose to receive maternal health support are UNFPA, BRAC, and Ayzh.
To purchase a TOMS bag for maternal health visit www.toms.com/women/womens-bags for women and www.toms.com/men/mens-bags for men.