Victory Child Survival Program - (INDONESIA)
In the community of Tumobui in east Indonesia, the average age for a woman to become a first time mother is 17.
Becoming a mother at such a young age in a community marked by poverty is producing devastating results. In this community, several of the babies die at a young age or are born with serious mental and physical disabilities.
Basic needs that allow babies to survive and thrive are out of reach. This is where the Child Survival Program (CSP) steps in.
The CSP in Tumobui is focused on equipping mothers and babies with life-saving supplies as well as nutritious food.
But it's not just about providing supplies, it's also about education. Mother's who attend this CSP learn about:
- how to keep a clean and safe home
- the importance of nutrition
- how to interact with and educate their children at the time of infancy
Mothers also have the opportunity to learn crucial income generating skills in order to support their family.
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.