Mankar Child Survival Program

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Mankar Child Survival Program (India)
Northwest of Kolkata, India

The region northwest of Kolkata, India is home to a large number of desperately poor women and children.

The average family has multiple children, but most of the young mothers have little to no experience or knowledge of how to care for them.

A lack of food and other basic resources leads to malnutrition, making many of these children prone to health problems such as diarrhea, malaria and acute respiratory infections.

Many men struggle with alcoholism, and most women in this area are uneducated and unskilled, with no chance to generate income to provide for the needs of their families or escape the overwhelming burden of poverty. For many, it is a vicious, unending cycle.

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

$20 monthly

In the midst of this cycle of poverty is where the Mankar Survival Program comes in. The Mankar CSP is a source of hope for the families in this struggling community. The Center provides them with life-changing benefits like:

  • monthly supplemental food and vitamins
  • regular health care, growth monitoring and medical checkups
  • basic hygienic supplies like soap, shampoo and towels
  • school supplies and toys for the children
  • a Bible and spiritual instruction
  • literacy training for mothers
  • income-generation skills like sewing, embroidery and bamboo crafts

When you support the Mankar CSP, you literally change lives for mothers and children. Children have a chance to survive and escape the generational cycle of poverty.

Mothers are given the opportunity to learn skills that they might otherwise never have. They are given a hope that life can be different for them and their children.

Twenty-one year old Nandi has been attending Mankar CSP with her 17-month old daughter Bani for a year. Nandi’s husband is a day laborer and earns less than a dollar a day. He does not find work every day. Most of his income is spent on food.

At the CSP, Nandi has learned how to make bags, along with tailoring and stitching skills that will help her earn money. She knows that she’s gained so much more than income-generating skills, though.

I have become a responsible mother because I have learned to be conscious about myself and my child’s need, about her health and how to maintain hygiene at home. I have also learned about the need for timely immunizations and vaccines.

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

$20 monthly

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