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To celebrate the first anniversary of CHIME FOR CHANGE , Beyoncé committed to a $500,000 donation to fund four projects for girls and women in the areas of Education, Health and Justice. Amongst them was Embrace Innovations , an organization founded by Jane Chen that designs and distributes infant warmers, a low-cost alternative to the incubator that resembles a tiny sleeping bag.

The donation will fund pilot testing of the device in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda, and could help 1,900 underweight babies who, without it, might not live.

Read more about the Embrace Innovations innitative and their life saving efforts on the Ted Blog .

For more information about Embrace Innovations, visit their website , or  follow them on Twitter and Facebook.