AASHIQUI: Ensuring a Healthy Future
Before joiing a SHG, Aashiqui’s first-born child died of pneumonia, due to lack of information and awareness. With no guidance and resources, she had no knowledge of how to properly care for her baby. Specifically, she knew nothing of necessary swaddling practices, like Kangaroo Mother Care and wasn’t aware of essential vaccinations. Today, because of the information available to her through her SHG, she was vaccinated during her second pregnancy and made sure to vaccinate her baby. She also learned the importance of iron tablets and proper nutrition. She looks forward to a healthier future for herself and her son.