Volunteers from Hope 2 Others packed and shipped a truck full of medical and infant supplies on Saturday, April 1 that is on its way to Tanzania to help support mothers and their newborn babies.

Karen started teaching life-saving medical skills and Hope 2 Others has continued to grow from there. “We teach infant newborn resuscitation,” Karen said. “In Tanzania, they used to consider babies dead if they weren’t breathing.” The organization teaches programs that show Tanzanians how to birth infants and help them breathe.

Karen said the 40-ft shipping container from last Saturday weighed in at 25,000 pounds and is on its journey to Tanzania. “It contains six hospital beds, three exam tables, a couple of infant bassinets, four hospital sofa beds, 10 sewing machines and 1,057 baby kits for newborn babies that include hats, blankets, sleepers, booties, toys and a toothbrush and flip flops for the mother.”

There are also various medical supplies included in the shipment. Karen added that her and Rick will be in Tanzania in July to help distribute the supplies.

Karen said they are currently in the process of building on two acres of land in Tanzania. They plan on building a birthing center, a hostel, a maternity home, a kitchen and a medical clinic. In addition, they are budgeting for a safari truck so residents don’t have to walk for miles. The estimated cost of the project is $265,000.

Volunteers helped pack the shipment of supplies on April 1 to be sent off to Tanzania.