Santa Fe de Yapani CSP (BOLIVIA)
Northwest of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
In this community, infant mortality is high. For every 1,000 babies, 83 will die.
But infant mortality is just one of the many issues for mothers and babies living in poverty northwest of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia. Sixty-eight percent of families only make $156 per month, which is not nearly enough to provide appropriate care and development for their children.
In this community, several mothers are undernourished and their infants are malnourished. Parents do not have adequate guidance or knowledge in caring for newborn babies. With so little help, survival becomes the goal.
This is where Compassion's Child Survival Program (CSP) steps in, to offer help and hope.
Mothers who attend this Child Survival Program (CSP) are visited, in their homes, by a CSP representative. They are given food and nutrients, which are essential to the growth and development of their baby. They are also trained and given practical applications for how to raise and care for their infant.
In addition, they 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.