What is so special about the LifePod?
Traditional incubators are simply not designed to work in the hostile environments of developing nations. They are expensive, they cost around NZ$44,000 each and need constant repairs and maintenance, they rely on purified water and uninterrupted power supplies.
LifePods however are very different and have been designed to work in the harshest of environments.
LifePods purify their own air and water and run for ten years, saving up to 500 little lives for a fraction of the price of existing incubators. Each LifePod costs only NZ $2000to produce and can save hundreds of babies’ lives.
We can save a life by donating as little as NZ $20. In fact schools in New Zealand are coming on board with their own fundraising projects “Little Hearts Helping Little Hearts” saving a life for as little as NZ $2 #keeplittleheartsbeating
It’s going to take NZ $2 million to produce enough LifePods to make a real difference.
NZ $2 Million is a lot to ask for – even if it’s for a great cause, so please donate what you can, then LIKE, COMMENT below and please SHARE this via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or anywhere else. Together let’s change the world and #keeplittleheartsbeating
You may also be interested to follow efforts in our other charity cruising efforts to help remote communities in Vanuatu for example where ultimately we hope to send 20 Life Pods. Our travels we have meet with some incredible people with massive hearts, sharing their gifts, to help others achieve great things kiwiCRUISER.com on Facebook.
This lovely lady Christine Lockwood-Liles now in her 70’s is an icon at Port Vila, Port Market, she collects gifts from Cruise ship passengers and helps circulate them to those most in need. Chrissy and her network works tirelessly. There is “THE HELP CHRISSY Group” Facebook page’ where people communicate, collaborate and plan collection drives and delivery from throughout Australia and New Zealand.
One of my personal ambitions is to help give even more resources and tools necessary, to local people of Vanuatu (and other destinations throughout the Pacific). I hope we can empower, restore, grow and develop businesses of their own choices so they can flourish and be all they can be. To help achieve this I have partnered with Wealthy Affiliate. A fine example of how the collective contribution and collaboration by individuals in small meaningful ways can contribute to the successful progression of many individuals within communities, across the globe to achieve and enjoy more productive and satisfying lives.
Many other people are true inspirations, like Nurse Edna Iavro who also works tirelessly distribution goods and medical health services to remote communities in Santo. Edna and her husband Wass also operate a lovely small indigenous tour business rated the best among many cruise passengers. Sadly the cruise ship arrivals are very sporadic so the survival of communities most in need can not rely totally on passing cruise ships.
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There are numerous other brilliant young people growing and developing their ideas, communities, businesses – they all need help to start and “keep those precious wee lives in their first days so they to can lead their communities on to achieve great things..
They are desperately needed to be distributed throughout the many islands and remote communities in Vanuatu. The following image is taken at Teoumu East School a remote school my husband and I and a couple of friends visited while cruising to Vanuatu in 2015 just before Cyclone Pam’s devastation.
On this occasion we took much needed school supplies including books, and had lovely day reading with the children. In fact I would love to see across every port of call welcoming “reading stations” where visitors like cruise ship passengers (adults and children) can take a few minutes to simply read with children. This small step alone will help the children learn and understand English much faster and help grow their ability to create thriving futures.
In New Zealand mondialelifepod.com have created school packs in an effort to offer fundraising opportunities for the school communities. The School Packs are designed to be educational, inclusive and inspiring and above all are designed to educate young minds in their role and social responsibility contributing to making the world a better place. These School Packs are full of information, posters, ideas, stickers and activities, educational and fun.
Kids love to give, if you have children, big or small, or you are involved with a school or could help introduce a School Pack to any school, mondialelifepod.com would love to hear from you.
In fact, Schools or groups that raise enough money to buy a LifePod even get their school name on the LifePod and can choose which country their LifePod is sent to – an amazing opportunity for our young people to really be involved. The challenge now is to give a little to give a lot.