child-survival-gallery

Child Survival Program Gallery
  • Young child sitting on mother's lap

    A young child and mother sit in the yard of a local church partner in Tanzania. Mothers and babies registered with Compassion's Child Survival Program attend regular group activities through their local church.

  • LK CS1 baby girl in close up.

    A little girl in Compassion's Child Survival Program in Sri Lanka looks up at the camera. The black dot on her forehead is a bindi. Traditionally, when a girl is single the bindi is black, and when they are married it is red. For some individuals, the bindi is simply decorative; for others, it's of primordial importance and influences their lives from a young age.

  • Marnie CALIBUJO with Japhet

    Marnie Calibujo looks out the window of her home. She holds her 10-month-old son, Japhet, who has special needs. Marnie and Japhet are registered with Compassion's Child Survival Program in the Philippines, which provides Marnie with the resources and education she needs to ensure Japhet's physical, emotional, and social needs are met.

  • Irene Stephen riding on mom's back

    Twenty-month-old Irene Stephen can't stop smiling as she rides on her mom's back. Irene and her mother, Joyce Mtae, are registered in Compassion's Child Survival Program in Tanzania, which is giving Irene the medical care and nutrition she needs at this young age.

  • Marie Mernette Henry addresses the CSP class

    Child Survival Program instructor, Marie Mernette Henry, holds an educational session with a group of mothers in Haiti. These regular meetings, which are held at a local church partner, teach mothers good hygiene and cleaning practices, how to prepare nutritious food, and income-generating activities.

  • Jhony Sanchez Estupinan posing with mom

    Jhony Sanchez Estupinan is three-years-old and is pictured here with his mother, Yulissa Estupinan. Yulissa joined Compassion's Child Survival Program in Peru when she was pregnant with Jhony. Her husband works as a fisherman, and the family doesn't have a steady income. Jhony has transitioned into the Child Sponsorship Program, and Yulissa is grateful for all that the local church continues to do for her son. Compassion is teaching him Christian values and providing him with a good education.

  • Mary Dillibabu with infant

    Mary Dillibabu and her daughter, Nesha, are registered with Compassion's Child Survival Program in India. Life has been difficult for Mary. Her first child died from cancer, and her husband blamed her for the child's death, but Compassion has been a source of support and spiritual guidance for Mary.

  • Content baby has head measured at CSP class

    A baby girl in Indonesia lays content on a mat as a child development center staff member measures her head circumference. This measurement is just one of the many ways that Compassion's Child Survival Program ensures registered babies maintain healthy growth and development.

  • A woman bottle feeding an infant

    A woman bottle-feeds an infant in her lap. Compassion's Child Survival Program teaches new mothers the importance of good nutrition, hygiene, and early childhood development. More than six million children under age five die of preventable causes each year, but Compassion is making a big difference in the lives of mothers and babies around the world.

  • Peter sitting on moms lap

    Eighteen-month-old Peter sucks on his fingers while sitting on his mother's lap. They live in Tanzania, where the under-five mortality rate is 68 deaths for every 1,000 live births (UNICEF).

  • Irene Stephen sitting on mom's lap

    Joyce Mtae and her daughter, 20-month-old Irene Stephen, sit outside their home in Tanzania, which is made of clay, dirt, and wooden beams. Compassion's Child Survival Program is teaching Joyce how to provide the best possible care for Irene, ensuring she has a healthy start to life.

  • Jennifer holds her baby girl in her arms in close-up

    Jennifer Zambrano is a 16-year-old mother to two-month-old, Dubraska. Jennifer joined Compassion's Child Survival Program in Ecuador when she was just one month pregnant and through it has learned how to breastfeed, hold, bathe, and prepare food for her daughter. Jennifer's father, two brothers, and cousin were all killed by violence, and her mother was paralyzed by a crossfire bullet that struck her by mistake, but Jennifer is confident that Dubraska will have a better life.

  • Soma and Sathi in their home

    Soma Mondal is 28 years old. She holds her daughter, Sathi, on her lap in their home in India, a country that bears approximately one-third of the world's poor.

  • Merduana holds her daughter Rachel in her arms

    Merduana Simbolon and her daughter, Rachel, are registered in Compassion's Child Survival Program in Indonesia. Merduana and her husband work in a tire repair shop to support their three children, including Rachel. They earn about US$10 per week combined. Merduana says one of the reasons she loves Compassion is because they celebrate her birthday and her daughter's birthday. Before Compassion came into her life, no one remembered her birthday, she says.

  • Close-up of mother holding her daughter in her arms

    A mother holds her young daughter close while listening to staff at her local church. Her community of El Floron in Ecuador used to be filled with violence and gangs, but many former gang members have come to know Jesus and now attend church. Thousands of mothers around the world, like this one, receive spiritual nurturing through Compassion's Child Survival Program, so they too can know the love of Jesus.

  • Group of mothers sit with children outside church together

    Mothers and babies registered with Compassion's Child Survival Program in Uganda gather together at their local church. These regular gatherings are a time for mothers to share their stories, challenges, and successes, as well as to encourage each another in their roles as mothers and wives.

  • Close-up of mother holding her daughter

    A mother registered with the Child Survival Program looks down on her young daughter with love and affection. Life in their community of El Floron in Ecuador is difficult. Many people don’t have steady jobs; they work in construction as bricklayers or street vendors. As a result, mothers are forced to leave their children to help their husbands find work. But thanks to Compassion, this mother knows that she and her daughter have a bright, healthy future ahead of them.

  • Baby sleeps on mother's shoulder in close-up

    An infant baby sleeps on his mother's shoulder in Uganda. According to the World Health Organization, children in sub-Saharan Africa, including Uganda, are about 16.5 times more likely to die before the age of five than children in developed regions. Thanks to Compassion's Child Survival Program, babies like this one are empowered with medical care, good nutrition, and the best possible start to life.

  • Isela Nicol Chirinos Martinez playing with balls

    One-year-old Isela Nicol Chirinos Martinez plays with colored toy balls with her mother and a Compassion staff worker at a local church in Peru. Educational stimulation during a child's early, formative years is an important part of Compassion's Child Survival Program.

  • A young mother learning to sew on a machine

    A young mother in India learns how to use a sewing machine through Compassion's Child Survival Program. In addition to providing medical, nutritional, and spiritual care for mothers and babies, the program teaches mothers income-generating activities, like sewing, that will help them provide for their families long term.

  • Merduana measures her child's growth smiling at project

    Merduana Simbolon measures her daughter's head with a tape measure, while her daughter, two-year-old Rachel Agatha, stands on the scale at their local church in Indonesia. Through the Child Survival Program, Merduana is learning how to help Rachel grow healthy and strong. She and her husband work in a tire repair shop to support their three children, including Rachel. They earn about US$10 per week combined.

  • Boy looks up from getting weighed at project

    A mother checks the weight of her young son through the Child Survival Program in Indonesia, where they are both registered. Through medical care, good nutrition, and education, the program helps mothers give their children the best possible start to life. According to the World Health Organization, early childhood is the most important phase for overall development throughout the lifespan.

  • Mothers smile holding children while attending class

    Mothers registered with the Child Survival Program in Uganda attend an educational workshop at a local church. Through Compassion's program, mothers learn about the importance of good nutrition, hygiene and early childhood development, as well as income-generating activities to help them provide for their families long term.