Our donors may wonder why we need to spend their donated dollars on fishing scales. Quite simply, it was at the request of our Guatemalan midwives that we assist in the rural northwestern regions. Without infant scales, the midwives have no way of knowing if the babies they follow post-birthing are getting appropriate nutrition. In an area that suffers from maternal malnutrition, this is an ongoing concern.
This simple and very portable scale will allow midwives to properly weigh blanket-wrapped infants.