5 Trades Away

May 1, 2015 in Best of Both, healthcare, kindness, motherhood, paying it forward by MyBestofBothWorlds

5 Trades Away- Turning Chopsticks into Transports for Expectant Moms

So it all started when I opened an email from Maria Bailey late last Friday night and watched this incredible video! And instantly, just like that I was hooked and I knew it would be a chance to Pay it Forward by helping Maria spread the word about what she is doing!

Each day, 800 moms die due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Many of these women live in villages in Uganda and die because they can’t get to a clinic. Imagine. Better yet, watch this video to understand the magnitude.  After you view this tell me you don’t think WOW this is an amazing idea to significantly improve the maternal health of these women!

Pulse, a company building village transports that universally hook to the back of any bike or motor scooter, is working with health care organizations to supply Village Ambulances to remote communities. Maria Bailey will be going to Uganda in June to work with Pulse on maximizing their efforts.

And here’s the best part, I get to play a small part in this along with an amazing group of bloggers dedicated to making a difference and paying it forward!

So let’s get into where these chopsticks and 5 trades fit in.

photo credit Maria Bailey

Maria is mailing the participating bloggers a beautiful pair of chopsticks, to begin a trade with. Here’s the gist:  Follow along and if you have something of value that you are willing to trade let me know.  Think about it.  Do you have a signed football lying around the house?  Frequent flyer points you aren’t going to ever use except for magazine subscriptions you don’t need?  Access to a famous person who would donate an hour to spend with someone who might pay for that experience?  Anything? You may not value it but someone in my network might.


The rules:

  • Only trade 5 times
  • No trading with any employees or immediate family members
  • Conduct final trade by May 1st
  • Then people that made trades will send a pictures of their last item to Maria, who will work be putting together an on-line auction to sell off all the items that are traded up.

Be part of the good karma join us on Tuesday, May 5th at 8pm EST for an on-line auction and Twitter party where we will sell our 5th items to benefit Village Ambulances.

Trades and shipping are limited to the US only.

100% of everything raised will go to transports in Uganda and will be delivered during Maria’s trip in June.


For additional information or thoughts, feel free to email Maria at Maria@bsmmedia.com or message her via Twitter or Facebook.


Only 5 trades away! and making a big difference!


Disclosure:  My Best of Both Worlds did not recieve any compensation in exchange for this publication or subsequent promotion of this program.