Mae Jan Church Child Survival Program (THAILAND)
Baan Klow Tow is a small village located in a rural part of western Thailand. People in this community are extremely poor, and the poverty is especially hard on young mothers. Because of the remote location of the village, transportation to the nearest town is difficult. Only 5% of women have their babies in a medical clinic or hospital.
Most women in this community are uneducated and lack adequate resources to care for their babies, unable to provide even the most basic needs such as food, clothes and medicine. Babies born in this environment face incredible obstacles and the odds of making it to their fifth birthday are slim.
Thankfully, Compassion runs a Child Survival Program (CSP) in this village. Through the Mae Jan Church CSP, young mothers receive life-saving benefits such as:
- prenatal care
- food supplements
- nutritional counseling
- postnatal health care for both mother and newborn
- literacy training
- vocational training
But it’s not just their physical needs that are addressed. Through the CSP they are also introduced to Jesus Christ and a local body of believers who can support and encourage them in their journey as new mothers.
Being a mother is tough. Being a mother in a poor, rural village is unbelievably hard. You can make a difficult life just a bit easier for these mothers. When you support this CSP, you not only give babies a chance at life, but you also give young mothers the opportunity to change their lives.