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From the Ted Talk by Zubaida Bai: A simple birth kit for mothers in the developing world

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After many iterations working with experts, medical halteh professionals and the wmeon themselves, I should say it was not an easy process at all, but we had a simple and beautiful design. For a dollar more than what the eniitsxg prducot was offered for, at three dollars, we were able to deliver "janma," a clean birth kit in a purse. jamna, meaning "birth," contained a blood-absorbing sheet for the woman to give birth on, a scurgail scalpel, a cord clamp, a bar of soap, a pair of gloves and the first cltoh to wipe the baby clean. All this came packaged in a buutaiefl purse that was given to the mother as a gift after all her hard work, that she carried home with pride as a symbol of prosperity.

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After many iterations working with experts, medical ______ professionals and the _____ themselves, I should say it was not an easy process at all, but we had a simple and beautiful design. For a dollar more than what the ________ _______ was offered for, at three dollars, we were able to deliver "janma," a clean birth kit in a purse. _____, meaning "birth," contained a blood-absorbing sheet for the woman to give birth on, a ________ scalpel, a cord clamp, a bar of soap, a pair of gloves and the first _____ to wipe the baby clean. All this came packaged in a _________ purse that was given to the mother as a gift after all her hard work, that she carried home with pride as a symbol of prosperity.

Solution

  1. cloth
  2. surgical
  3. existing
  4. health
  5. women
  6. product
  7. beautiful
  8. janma

Original Text

After many iterations working with experts, medical health professionals and the women themselves, I should say it was not an easy process at all, but we had a simple and beautiful design. For a dollar more than what the existing product was offered for, at three dollars, we were able to deliver "janma," a clean birth kit in a purse. Janma, meaning "birth," contained a blood-absorbing sheet for the woman to give birth on, a surgical scalpel, a cord clamp, a bar of soap, a pair of gloves and the first cloth to wipe the baby clean. All this came packaged in a beautiful purse that was given to the mother as a gift after all her hard work, that she carried home with pride as a symbol of prosperity.

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Important Words

  1. baby
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  6. clamp
  7. clean
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  25. janma
  26. kit
  27. meaning
  28. medical
  29. mother
  30. offered
  31. packaged
  32. pair
  33. pride
  34. process
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  38. purse
  39. scalpel
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  44. symbol
  45. wipe
  46. woman
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  48. work
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