Elim Pentecoste Babati Child Survival Program

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Elim Pentecoste Babati Child Survival Program (Tanzania)
West of Arusha, Tanzania

In Tanzania, west of Arusha, poverty is taking its toll on newborn babies. As a result, there is a high infant mortality rate in the community of Babati.

Mothers in this community often have no access to medical facilities. As a result, these young mothers face complications during delivery.

In turn, newborn babies tend to suffer from preventable diseases as well as malnutrition at the beginning of their fragile lives.

This is where Compassion’s Child Survival Program (CSP) steps in.

Located west of Arusha, the Elim Pentecoste Babati Child Survival Program is coming alongside mothers to help them deliver and raise a healthy baby.

Mothers in this CSP are taught:

  • how to stay healthy during pregnancy
  • health education
  • safe food preparation
  • how to encourage healthy development in their baby

Mothers who attend this CSP receive nutritious food and vitamins, which are essential to the growth and development of their baby.

They also learn about Jesus and receive a Bible.

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

Rachel was 19 years old and attending secondary school when she got pregnant with Emmanuel. Emanuel’s father disappeared and left Rachel on her own.

As a result, Rachel dropped out of school. Due to lack of nutritious food and supplements Emanuel became ill. He was often in the hospital.

When Emmanuel was 6 months old, Rachel joined the local Child Survival Program (CSP). Emanuel immediately received nutritious food and he quickly became healthy.

Rachel was given school fees through the CSP and is now attending a private secondary school.

When Rachel was asked what she enjoyed most about the CSP she responded, “What I like most learn here at CSP is receiving spiritual instructions and other teachings for mothers on how to raise and take care of our children.”

Services this center provides

  • Delivery kits for expecting mothers
  • Twice annual health screening for all registered babies
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention education
  • Monthly food supplements

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. 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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