SIFE Program Helps Pregnant Mothers in Africa

Truman Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) has established a partnership with Because Every Mother Matters (BEMM) with the goal of helping them improve their business practices.

BEMM works across Eastern Africa to promote health and self-sufficiency, especially for pregnant women. They created a mother sponsorship that “adopts” mothers, established maternal health centers and educated women with health training.

So far, SIFE has created sponsorship packets for African mothers so they may find a sponsor as well as arrange agreements to sell BEMM headbands. SIFE’s outlook is to expand BEMM’s product line beyond headbands to T-shirts and canvas bags with the BEMM logo. They also hope to reach out to more subjected women.

“I have been privileged to work with the organization founder, Steffany Boster, to have a direct impact on the organization and their future undertakings,” said Anna Elzein, the student leading SIFE’s efforts. “I am excited to continue this partnership and carry out our plans to help expand BEMM’s impact and encourage their mission.”

SIFE intends to continue their work with BEMM for the coming years to positively affect the mothers of Africa.

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