Child Survival - Compassion International

Compassion's Child Survival is a poweful way to help mothers and their babies escape the cycle of poverty. Your support will help mothers to give their babies the best possible life, despite the difficulties of living in poverty. The odds are survival are already stacked against babies born in poverty, and Child Survival offers an opportunity to change this reality. Your prayers and financial support are invaluable.

Child Survival works through the local church to help mothers learn to care for their babies. It teaches mothers about breastfeeding, offers nutritional counseling, food supplements and vitamins, immunizations and health care.

With Compassion, you can have confidence that the money you give through Child Survival will go directly to help mothers and their 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.

When you help mothers and children through Child Survival, you change their lives and futures forever. Why not start changing lives today?

Child Survival Help Babies and Mothers Starting Out

Every year, up to 1.5 million babies die within the first 24 hours of life. Donate now to help moms and babies simply survive.

How Does Compassion Help?

From pregnancy through infanthood, Child Survival offers help that moms and babies desperately need to survive and thrive. More than 64,598 moms and babies have been helped to date! Through our Child Survival Centers, we ensure mothers and babies receive any of the following:

  • Basic Nutrition in the form of clean water, healthy food and vitamins.
  • Pre-natal and post-natal medical exams to monitor mom and baby’s health.
  • Critical medical resources such as child birth assistance.
  • Monthly growth monitoring to protect the children from malnutrition.
  • Immunizations and other medical care for newborns and babies.
  • Mentoring from a survival specialist that gives one-on-one coaching and support.
  • Opportunities for infants to learn cognitive skills.
  • Workshops that teach mothers parenting and survival skills.
  • Home visits to check in on mother and baby.
  • Emotional support from a community of moms facing the same fears.

Each Child Survival Center is staffed with warm, caring, knowledgeable individuals that serve mothers and babies extremely well. Your donations give children under 1 year old a head start toward a healthy life!

80.7% Directly to Program
19.3% Supporting Activities
Trusted Charity
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  • BBB
  • Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
  • Charity Watch
  • 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries
  • 4.5 Million childhood deaths occurred within the first year of life in 2015 alone
  • 800 women die every day due to causes related to pregnancy and child birth



Everyday, we help moms like Rumela.

Rumela was five months pregnant when her husband abandoned her. With no money to pay for even her own food, she heavily considered giving her child away.

Then someone from her local church reached out and invited Rumela to be a part of Child Survival. Immediately she began receiving regular medical check-ups and nutritious meals. Four months later, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Gauri.

Since then, the local church has taught her skills that allow Rumela to earn an income so that she can meet her child’s basic needs. Because of Child Survival, Rumela is raising a healthy baby girl and believing in God for what’s next!

Give Today and provide moms and babies a healthy start


suggested amount $20

One Time

suggested amount $20

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With Compassion, your donation is used wisely to help children around the world.


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“As an organization, Compassion is very open with their records. They send a yearly financial analysis and have been recommended highly for their charity. My personal experience has been just as good! Compassion is worth trusting and believing in!”

– Sarah in Hillsboro, Oregon

Please call us at (800) 336-7676 to speak to a Compassion representative.
We are available Monday through Friday, 7AM - 5:30PM MT.


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