How We Help Babies

From inside the womb through a baby's first year of life, Compassion Survival provides the essential care that a baby needs to survive and thrive. The prenatal care and nutritious food that a mom receives ensures that her baby thrives. Newborns registered with Survival have up to a 30% better chance of having a normal birth weight. Additionally, 93.6% of births were attended by a skilled healthcare professional, increasing survival rates of newborn babies!

Each Survival center is staffed with warm, caring, knowledgeable individuals that serve babies extremely well. Your gift helps tens of thousands of babies reach their first birthday as happy, healthy infants who successfully hit important development milestones.

Sprout IconBasic Needs & Nutrition

Diapers and supplemental nutritious food.

Health Care iconHealth Care Interventions

Prenatal care, birth assistance, immunizations and regular growth monitoring.

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Home visits, infant cognitive support and playtime with other babies in the program.

during first month of life in developing country

4.5 Million
within the first year of life in 2015 alone

are linked to malnutrition



Carlos was born with a physical malformation his parents were not financially or mentally prepared to manage. Through the Compassion Survival Program, he was given a second chance at life.

His mother shares, “My baby was born with a physical malformation, and I was shocked and found myself helpless when the doctors gave me the sad news. I couldn’t afford a surgery, and I felt like my son was not going to make it. I’m grateful to the program that my son is alive.” Without the program, Carlitos (little Carlos) would not have been provided the opportunity to receive treatment for his rare medical condition after birth, and he may not have survived.

Carlitos is now almost two years old and has broken the cycle of death that surrounds his community. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5)

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Donating to a charity is an important decision. So when you’re passionate about a cause and want to make a difference, we encourage you to do your research. Compassion is 100% committed to financial integrity, stewardship and using each dollar wisely. If you have any questions about Compassion or exactly how your donation will be used, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Please call us at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT, to speak with a Compassion representative.

Compassion Survival for Babies in Poverty

Compassion's Survival is a powerful way to help children escape the cycle of poverty. Your support will babies survive and thrive, despite the difficulties of living in poverty. The odds are already stacked against babies born in poverty, and Survival offers an opportunity to change this reality. Your prayers and financial support are invaluable.

Compassion Survival works through the local church to help mothers learn to care for their babies. Babies will receive monthly growth monitoring, immunizations, supplies such as diapers, food supplements, and a lot of love. When a baby is ready to be born, a birth attendant and advocate is there to support the mother and baby.

With Compassion, you can have confidence that the money you give to Survival will directly help babies in desperate need. When you hear the stories of the way God is changing lives through this program, you can't help but get involved.