As part of Epic's Season of Giving, Epic is raising funds to send just over $13,000 needed for Compassion International's Child Survival Program in Chillanes to work in 2021.
SECURING A CHILD'S OPPORTUNITY AT LIFE
The first five years of life are a crucial period in the development of a child.
Babies in poverty are too often the victims of infant mortality. Millions of children around the world die within their first year of life due to a lack of resources, delivery complications, malnutrition, and preventable diseases. This should not be happening.
Our Survival initiative focuses on promoting development and survival of the most vulnerable babies while also providing education and support for the mother or primary caregiver.
Compassion Survival reaches thousands of babies and mothers around the world and helps ensure their critical needs are met immediately. In 2018:
- 9,255 births were assisted by our Survival program
- 92.9% of Survival newborns were in the normal weight range.
- 95% of them were born full-term.
HOW COMPASSION SURVIVAL HELPS
Compassion Survival helps babies and mothers in poverty by employing four strategies:
Mothers are visited monthly in their homes by a Survival specialist, who offers education in prenatal care and early child-rearing as well as one-on-one biblical mentoring with parents.
Group-based Learning Activities
Parents can receive basic education and income-generation training to combat long-term poverty and combat isolation through a supportive community of mothers.
Advocacy for Moms
Assistance that provides and secures funding for medical treatments, ensures mothers are treated fairly by local services and arranges for birth attendants to assist mothers during childbirth.
Staff help coordinate outreach and care and offer a safe place for new mothers to learn and grow, all while monitoring and supporting healthy child development.