In this episode, meet Adepeju Jaiyeoba, the founder of Mother’s Delivery Kit a social enterprise working in rural maternal healthcare, that is supplying birthing kits at affordable rates to health centres, hospitals, traditional birth attendants as well as maternal and child health organisations across Nigeria to tackle high maternal and infant mortality rates in rural areas.
Adepeju felt moved to start Mother’s Delivery Kit after she lost a close friend at childbirth.
And while her friend had access to proper healthcare, her death made Adepeju wonder what was happening in rural communities with people who do not have the finances, who do not have the right information, who are not educated and who do not have access to sterile supplies, access to facilities and access to quality health care practitioners.
At the time of this interview Adepeju shares that they have trained over 4000 birth attendants across 346 communities in Nigeria and have been able to distribute over 500.000 kits.
In the interview with Adepeju, we talk about:
- How she got Mother’s Delivery Kit of the ground
- Which roadblocks she faced initially
- And why the first kits of sterile supplies that Mother’s Delivery Kit distributed were all returned.
We also speak about entrepreneurial passion, what makes Mother’s Delivery Kit different from traditional NGO’s working in the sector and what her advice for young Nigerian’s is. We hope you find this interview as insightful as we did.
And now, without further ado, enter Adepeju.