Antioquia Child Survival Program (Ecuador)
Babies born into poverty in the Southeast region of Portoviejo are introduced into difficult conditions. Many of these infants struggle with acute respiratory infections, gastrointestinal infections and allergies.
These circumstances are enough to threaten the life of a baby. This is where the Child Survival Program (CSP) steps in, to offer help and hope.
Mothers who attend this Child Survival Program (CSP) are visited, in their homes, four times a month by a CSP representative. They are given food and nutrients, which are essential to the growth and development of their baby.
At this center, mothers (or the primary caregiver) learn about:
- personal hygiene
- proper food storage
- preventing illnesses
- the importance of family
- how to have a healthy pregnancy
They also learn about Jesus and receive a Bible.
Important income generating skills are taught as well. These skills are critical for mothers who need to work to support their family.
When you support this center you are not just sustaining the life of an infant, you are providing a chance for mothers and babies to thrive.