40% of the province of Jalisco live in poverty.
Over 7% of children under age 5 are malnourished.
Due to poverty, unemployment and lack of health coverage, many women in Guadalajara, Mexico, give birth in hospitals without having access to necessary essentials, such as diapers or clothing for their newborns. These families live in some of the poorest neighborhoods of Guadalajara and have no means for necessities such as medical care.
In 2001 a group of women living in Lake Chapala, Mexico, learned of the hardship of these families and pledged to provide them with much needed supplies for their newborns. The group meets regularly to put together care packages, which include blankets, cloth diapers, diaper pins, sleepers, hats and socks for the babies and their mothers. In partnership with the Junior Service League of Guadalajara, these packages are then delivered to the Hospital Civil of Guadalajara, which serves the city’s poorest residents.
Isa Mundo contacted the group to assess how we can best contribute and they specifically requested diaper pins to complete their care package, as these pins are difficult to obtain in the area of Guadalajara.
In December 2007, Isa Mundo traveled to Lake Chapala to deliver the diaper pins and learn more about the program. Isa Mundo has committed to become an official sponsor of this program and has partnered with Nurtured Products for Parenting, a Canadian-owned and mother-operated online business providing environmentally sustainable product for newborns and parents.
Nurtured has kindly donated diaper pins to Isa Mundo Foundation and in the future hopes to provide other supplies such as prefold diapers and covers for the newborns.