Rato Sari Chhadke Pari by Mandabi Tripathi
‘Aamako Maya’ Mobile App For Saving Pregnant Women’s lives
A local community in a rural village of Chitwan district is testing how a simple mobile application could save the lives of mothers.
In remote parts of Chitwan, mostly inhabited by Chepangs, one of Nepal´s highly marginalized communities, poor and illiterate women still hide themselves in bushes to deliver their babies.
In Bachhauli village of Chitwan district, pregnant women do not go to health facilities to know about health condition of their babies. They know whether their babies are healthy without stepping outside their houses. And this has been possible due to Aamako Maya (Mother´s Love) — a mobile application being made famous by a local library.
Jhuwani Community Library, run by local people of Bachhauli village, is now teaching pregnant women how to download and use this application on their mobile. Designed by a Nepali computer engineer, this application has really caught the imagination of local women. They use it to do what is required in neo-natal care.