It’s another special delivery for global pop star Shakira and her partner, Barcelona soccer star Gerard Pique, as well as another chance to raise funds for children around the world.
Shakira is using Facebook to commemorate her baby joy and host a second UNICEF World Baby Shower.
The couple first developed the concept ahead of the birth of their first son, Milan, with the hope of helping babies and mothers who need it most.
Their first Virtual Baby Shower in 2013 was a huge success; over 80,000 children were vaccinated against polio, nearly four tons of therapeutic food helped children suffering from malnutrition, plus around 1,000 anti-malaria bed nets and nearly 200,000 oral rehydration salts sachets were distributed.
Now UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira is hoping for more generosity from fans ahead of the birth of her second child.
Fans of the expectant couple are invited to participate in the event by buying ‘Inspired Gifts’ online, including measles and polio vaccines, blankets and midwifery kits, which will directly benefit UNICEF’s work.
In a post on her Facebook page, Shakira revealed the inspiration behind the concept, and reiterated her wish that other expectant mothers will also host their baby showers with UNICEF.
“Every woman who’s expecting has the power to use the blessing of her child’s imminent birth to save the lives of other, less fortunate children around the world. If every expectant mother having a baby shower decided to include among her gift registry some of these inspired gifts that UNICEF offers, we could collectively save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children all over the globe,” she wrote.
Shakira confirmed her second pregnancy in September in an interview with Cosmopolitan Mexico. She met her partner Gerard at the World Cup in 2010 as she promoted her song Waka Waka – Time For Africa.
Shakira also posted new portraits of her and her growing family with a video saying, “We wanted to give something to other parents and babies around the world, who live in conditions of extreme poverty and vulnerability but whose lives can be improved greatly by small contributions from others.”
Shakira shows off baby her bump as she hosts UNICEF's World Baby Shower. It's another special delivery for global pop star Shakira and her partner,...3.0