KIRAWAWA

Cardboard box that contains essential baby products to support expectant low income Peruvian mothers during infant care

Kirawawa

Kirawawa derives from the Quechua words “Kiraw” - crib - and “wawa” - baby.

Kirawawa is a survival kit for low income mothers in Peru. It is a cardboard box that contains a carefully selected collection of essential baby products such as clothes, health products and toys.

Social impact

Reduces the risks of suffocation or crushing. Many low income families sleep in the same bed with their babies, because they can’t afford to buy a crib or moses.

Improves certain health outcomes. By providing proper clothes and hygiene supplies, such as diapers, we lower the chance of hypothermia cases as well as potential infections or respiratory diseases.

Encourages expectant mothers to attend prenatal checkups. Checkups allow doctors to identify potential complications.

Lowers the cost of raising a baby for low income mothers. The box and its contents save up to $300 of annual income, and it also reduces future health expenditures related to respiratory diseases or acute infections.

Empowers parents. Through healthcare education deliver via Kirawawa we encourage good parenting.

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1x Cardboard box

1x Mattress

1x Mattress cover (waterproof)

1x Set of sheets

1x Duvet

1x Blanket

1x Beanie

6x Socks pair

1x Mittens pair

1x Pajama

3x Pants

3x Footed leggings

3x Bodysuit

3x Wrap bodysuit

6x T-shirts

2x Overall

1x Winter set clothes

1x Tote bag baby

3x Burb clothes

1x Bath towel

1x Hair brush

1x Feeding bib

1x Drool bib

6x Condoms

1x Newborn-size diapers

1x Diapers

1x Scald cream

1x Hand Sanitizer

1x Baby cologne

2x Glycerine soap

1x Shampoo

1x Talcum powder

1x Wet tissues

1x Baby toy

1x Brochures and Parenting tips

What’s in Kirawawa?

Sleeping products. We provide a mattress with an attached waterproof cover and a 100% organic cotton set of bed sheets sheets and bed cover.

Hygiene and homecare products. We provide day-to-day hygiene products such as diapers, wet wipes, and scald cream. We also provide different bath products, such as shampoo, talcum powder, glycerine soap, a soft hooded towel and a thermometer to ensure a suitable bath temperature.

Clothing
Babies change sizes during the first year and that’s why Kirawawa includes different clothing sizes made of world’s finest Peruvian Pima cotton. It also includes clothes for different seasons.

Stimulating toys
All babies need to play! Kirawawa includes the baby’s first toys that will help with their development.

Healthcare & sexual education brochures
We want to help mothers raise their babies. That is why we give mothers education brochures covering several topics such as: breastfeeding, security measures, sleeping tips, among others.
Check our brochures! Click here

History

For more than 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have received a baby box from the state that serves as a starter kit for their new baby. It's designed to give all children in Finland an equal start in life.

The box was only given to the mother if she received prenatal care from a professional before her fourth month of pregnancy. Encouraging good parenting has been part of the maternity box policy all along.

In 1938, Finland was a poor country and infant mortality was high, 65 out of 1,000 babies died. But the figures improved rapidly in the decades that followed, in 2013 Finland register 3 deaths per 1,000 births.

Kirawawa Specs

Box measures: 72 x 42 x 27 cm
Our box is made of simple corrugated cardboard and double plating with duplex

Mattress measures: 68 x 38x 5 cm
Our mattress is made of foam and the waterproof cover is made of linen.