Anslay Church of God Child Survival Program

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Anslay Church of God Child Survival Program (Tanzania)
Mbulu, Tanzania

The Anslay Church of God Child Survival Program (CSP) is located on the hot, dry plains of the African Rift Valley. Because of frequent drought, crops often fail and there is a great need to increase food production here. With an unemployment rate of 95%, very few people have meaningful work. The average family earns only $5 a month.

Mothers typically give birth at home as the hospital is expensive and far away. Children commonly suffer from malaria and malnutrition. Common social problems include poverty, unemployment and drug abuse. Many children drop out of school because their parents or caregivers cannot afford the fees. The community needs basic school supplies and better-trained and paid teachers.

$20 monthly

Mbulu is home to approximately 70,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and thatch roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Iraqw.
The regional diet consists of maize and beans. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea and tuberculosis.

Most adults in Mbulu are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $5 per month. This community needs vocational training, schools, technological improvements and employment opportunities.

Participants regularly receive supplemental foods, such as flour and grains, along with mosquito nets and first-aid supplies. The center distributes vitamins and provides children and their caregivers timely immunizations and checkups.

Pregnant mothers receive regular prenatal care. In a community where many mothers cannot afford medical care, the Child Survival Program ensures that each mother has access to a trained birth attendant or doctor during delivery of her baby.

Mothers enrolled in the program grow spiritually and socially through Bible studies and prayer meetings. They are trained in holistic child care, including health, nutrition and breast-feeding. Many attend literacy classes and also learn vocational and income-generating skills such as sewing and dressmaking.

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Services this center provides:


  • Home visits
  • Nutritious foods
  • Vitamins and nutrients
  • Cooking supplies
  • Group meetings
  • Childcare lessons
  • Job skills training

When you support the Child Survival Program, your charity donation helps Compassion's local partners reduce infant and child mortality by:


  • Preventing illness. Regular prenatal and postnatal checkups contribute greatly to healthy births. And regular doctor visits and immunizations keep infants and toddlers healthy and happy.
  • Giving children a healthy start. Nutritious food staples and supplements help children grow and stay strong.
  • Providing training. Mother and caregiver training means children receive mental and physical stimulation activities to improve and develop motor skills, social-emotional skills and cognitive development.
  • Empowering mothers and caregivers. Infant development and safety, nutrition, literacy and job training skills are just a few of the topics the Child Survival Program training includes.
  • Offering spiritual nurturing. Mothers establish relationships with Christian Survival Specialists through regular home visits. They also build relationships and a community of faith with other women through local group meetings.
  • Including family training. When possible, fathers and other family members living in the home are included in training to help build a stable, secure environment for the child.

$20 monthly

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