OneMama Nonprofit Founder, Siobhan Neilland, KBLX Interview with Sterling James
Honoring OneMama Action Hero, Sterling James, for always being such an advocate of the OneMama mission for global, social change. Sterling hits the red carpet in our OneMama Collection, raising awareness of mamas and babies surviving on under $1.25 a day and the ways in which the OneMama Medical Clinic is taking action to decrease poverty in these communities. Thank you for being a core member of the OneMama family!
After a personal loss, Siobhan decided to travel around Africa to help others and on her journey she met midwife, Mama Jamira, in Uganda. Mama Jamira was helping women give birth using traditional herbs and traditional methods, but with no medical supplies.
There, in the village in Uganda, Siobhan found her calling – helping people in desperate conditions empower themselves to create change. And OneMama was born.
OneMama supplies birthing kits and medical supplies, builds medical clinics, and creates a marketplace for women and their families to sell their crafts or crops. They do their work in places where people live on less than $1.25 per day. One birthing kit could prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, and support a woman giving birth with medicines and supplies administered by a traditional midwife, there to help.
Except for direct donations to the nonprofit, OneMama is funded through their clothing line that was featured at this year’s New York Fashion Show. All the clothes and jewelry are made by the community and in the village in Uganda. 100% of the proceeds go back to funding the nonprofit’s clinics, the staff, and the birthing kits to ensure sanitary delivery of babies. Siobhan also has a makeup line called ShaBoom Beauty, which donates a percentage of proceeds to OneMama as well.
Visit OneMama.org to learn more about the organization and all that they do, buy beautiful clothes and jewelry, and learn how you can help and donate.
Listen to the full interview below: