Jerico Child Survival Program

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Jerico Child Survival Program

Rescue Babies & Mothers

Jerico Child Survival Program (Ecuador)
Rocafuerte, Ecuador

“Lomas de San José” is a neighborhood located in the mountains of Ecuador that consists of hundreds of families who have been relocated to this place by city authorities.

The houses are constructed of bamboo cane and a few mixed materials. They have electricity but no running water. There is no health center in the area, and the nearest one is 45 minutes by bus.

Most women in this community become mothers during adolescence and drop out of school to assume the responsibility of motherhood at an early age. Low levels of education and literacy lead to high rates of unemployment.

Fathers in this community work as agricultural laborers and mothers do the housework. Their income is insufficient to cover the basic needs of their families.

There is also a spiritual poverty with idolatry and traditions among the inhabitants which shows the urgent need for evangelization in the area.

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

$20 monthly

The Jerico Child Survival Program is helping many families in this struggling community. The CSP provides children and their families with life-changing benefits like:

  • food, clean water and vitamins
  • health care and immunizations
  • educational toys for the children
  • a Bible and spiritual discipleship
  • literacy training for mothers
  • income-generation skills
  • parenting workshops

When you support the Jerico CSP, you help restore hope to women who have lost their hope. When these women see a way out of the cycle of poverty, they are able to pass this hope on to their children and give them a bright future.

Yamira is 18 years old and lives with her husband and her two-year-old son Bryan in a small, one-room home. Yamira’s husband makes about $8 a day as a bricklayer’s helper.

Bryan was recently diagnosed with a hernia for which he needs surgery. Thanks to the emotional and financial support of the CSP, Bryan is able to have the surgery. Yamira’s faith has grown through her time at the CSP and she knows the difference it’s made in her life.

I’m deeply grateful to the CSP and to Compassion International for the work they’re doing and for giving me the opportunity to be benefited by this program.

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

$20 monthly

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