La Colline Child Survival Program (HAC22)

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La Colline Child Survival Program (Haiti)
Carrefour La Colline, Haiti

Thousands of mothers and babies living in Haiti face homelessness, hunger and illness. The earthquake that devastated the country in 2010 made life even worse for families who live in poverty. But you can give the greatest gift of all — the gift of life.

Your gifts help provide pregnant mothers with prenatal care. And in a community where many mothers cannot afford medical care, the Child Survival Program ensures that each mother has access to a trained birth attendant or doctor during delivery of her baby. This alone saves countless lives!

Caregivers and babies receive milk, vitamins, and food such as corn, rice, peas and cassava (a starchy root with edible leaves). They also receive hygiene supplies and medical checkups. Trained Christian staff members reach out to mothers and their children through regular home visits and counseling and help them access needed medical care.

Mothers enrolled in the program also grow spiritually and socially through Bible studies and prayer meetings. They are trained in child care and health, nutrition and hygiene. Many attend literacy classes and also learn income-generating skills such as cooking and embroidery. Your gifts to this center will transform lives and offer incredible hope!

This center, HA-C22, is a ministry of the Baptist Church of Carrefour La Colline in cooperation with Compassion.

$20 monthly

This Child Survival Program is located in a farming community named Carrefour La Colline, almost five miles from Aquin. This area is home to 2,000 residents who commonly speak Creole. Typical homes are constructed from block or cement with tin or corrugated-iron roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas and bread. Few people have access to meat.

In this community, only 65 percent of students complete elementary school and the illiteracy rate and unemployment rate are high (80 percent unemployment). Those who work as farm laborers bring home about $33 each month.

Most girls will give birth for the first time by age 15 and go on to have a total of seven children. Common health problems include malnutrition, diarrhea and skin infections. The nearest medical clinic is almost five miles away and must be reached by walking. This is why your gifts will make an incredible difference!

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Lina Pierre, a mother enrolled in the La Colline Child Survival Program, was terrified that her 3-year-old daughter, Cephora, would not live. “Cephora used to be very sick and nearly died,” Lina remembers. “She couldn’t eat and lost lots of weight. My husband and I were very anxious. We didn’t know what to do and couldn’t afford a doctor’s appointment. The Child Survival Program took her in. She is alive today in good shape!”

Lina is so grateful that the Child Survival Program was there to provide Cephora with medicine, doctor’s visits, vitamins and nutritious food.

“I can say I am not afraid,” she says, “because if I have trouble, the center staff will be there for me to help with my child.”

Lina is also excited to be learning how to sew through the program, so she can one day turn her skills into a profession. “I like the sewing class a lot,” she says. “I am learning that skill to become self-sustained.”

“What I have learned in group activities helped me to be a better mother,” says Lina. “Life has changed for me and my child because I have support available in the Child Survival Program. There is hope for my children because God sent Compassion here.”

$20 monthly

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