Heroes de la Fe Child Survival Program (Dominican Republic)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
In the Dominican Republic, a high infant mortality rate is claiming the lives of babies. A vicious cycle of poverty is to blame.
Mothers in a small community in Santo Domingo get pregnant at a young age. This is due to a lack of education and opportunity. As a result, they are unable to deliver healthy babies.
Most of these infants will grow up with inadequate development. They will also be presented with a lack of education and opportunity. The cycle will repeat.
This is where Compassion's Child Survival Program (CSP) steps in. Located in Santo Domingo, this CSP is coming alongside mothers to help them deliver and raise a healthy baby.
Mothers in this CSP are taught:
- how to take care of their babies
- how to monitor the health of their babies
- basic hygiene
- safe food preparation
- the importance of clean water
Mothers who attend this CSP receive nutritious food and vitamins as well as clean water, 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.