Bokk Baby was started by two Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Senegal.
While working with rural midwives, we saw a need for things that are often taken for granted back home in the U.S. Access to basic health care and necessities is lacking in rural villages. The common practice of home delivery in rural areas is a significant factor contributing to maternal and infant mortality in Senegal.
That is why we’ve teamed up with Senegal’s Ministry of Health and community midwives in five rural villages to develop and implement our donation program. We hope to expand to other rural communities in Senegal, throughout West Africa, and beyond as we grow and bring in more donations.
Midwives from Xol Xol and Kadji Madja hold Bokk Bundles outside a rural clinic.