Pebbles of Hope is a United States-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to helping premature babies around the world survive and thrive. By leveraging the power of media, technology and community to provide education and training to parents, birth attendants, and community health workers, we are working to give premature babies born in underserved areas an increased chance at survival and the opportunity to lead a healthy life.

The fact is that prematurity is dangerous for babies. Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn death, even in the US. But 75% of these deaths are preventable with simple, cost-effective interventions, and many more babies born too soon can avoid a lifetime of challenges with the proper care, nutrition and support for their development.

Through media outreach, mentoring and training, Pebbles of Hope is raising awareness about these simple interventions. We develop and fund programs to educate parents and other caregivers in underserved areas on how to promote the health and wellbeing of preterm babies before and after they come home.

Our mission is to leverage the power of media, technology and community to help babies born prematurely in under-served areas survive and thrive.
Our name represents how we view premature babies. Premature babies are like pebbles, small and underdeveloped, yet made of strong, resilient stuff. Our hope is that we can change the statistics and help save babies’ lives.
The organization was founded by Cheryl Chotrani, a global media and technology professional and mother to a one-year-old boy who was born 16 weeks premature.
Pebbles of Hope programs currently focus on underserved areas in the US, including the rural South and inner city communities. We ultimately plan to expand our programs nationally and to developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America with a high incidence of infant mortality due to premature birth.
Giving the world’s smallest babies a fighting chance.