Antioquia Child Survival Program (ECCS5)

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Antioquia Child Survival Program (Ecuador)
Portoviejo, 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.

I'd like to commit to supporting this child survival center:

$20 monthly

Services this center provides:

  • Home visits
  • Group discussions
  • Bible studies
  • Nutritious food
  • Hygiene items
  • Pre- and postnatal care
  • Child care 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.

I'd like to commit to supporting this child survival center:

$20 monthly

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