Columna Y Baluarte Child Survival Program (El Salvador)
Santa Maria Ostuma, El Salvador
In Santa Maria Ostuma, on average a woman becomes a mother between the ages of 14 and 19.
About 45% of the women are single mothers and rarely receive an education beyond middle school. This means many of them do not have enough education to provide an income for their children.
In addition, when young mothers have children, some of the children are born with physical disabilities or serious birth defects.
The community lacks the basic necessities such as healthcare, nutrition, and education.
Through Compassion's Child Survival Program, babies receive nutritious food, vaccinations, and life-saving supplies.
Although these supplies are essential for babies, the program provides child development training for mothers. The program also teaches mothers how to keep their homes safe and clean, how to prepare nutritious and sanitized food, and income-generating skills to support their family.
Your support provides a chance for mothers and babies to thrive!