Greetings, Menlo Church! Thank you for your gift to help mothers and babies thrive at the Jesús Nazareno Child Development Center. The center is based at the Iglesia del Nazareno in Piura, Peru. Currently, 10 mothers and their babies are receiving vital care, including monthly food baskets, nutrition supplements, hygiene items and Survival curriculum. In the photo above, Rosa, the mother of Kilyan, receives groceries and a hygiene kit to help her family stay safe during the pandemic.
This report includes an update on program activities, a letter from a caregiver in the program and photos of babies who have transitioned to the Sponsorship program.
Survival Statistics at Jesús Nazareno Child Development Center (July–December 2020)
A Letter From Yanina, a Caregiver at Jesús Nazareno Child Development Center
My name is Yanina. I live with my husband and our seven-month-old son, Joshua. My son was born prematurely in June of last year. He was underweight, but I thank God he is healthy now.
When I registered with Jesús Nazareno Child Development Center, I enrolled in the Survival program. It has been a great blessing to our family and to me during my pregnancy.
I love the lessons Survival staff share with me, because they help me take care of my family. They teach me new hygiene habits to keep my baby safe during the pandemic, and they provide me with counseling that is very helpful. My baby’s weight and height is also monitored by health specialists each month, and even during the pandemic, we were able to continue checkups over the phone.
I thank God for the assistance we have been given. Thank you for all the support and love too. May God pour out many blessings in each of your lives.
Recent Survival Activities at Jesús Nazareno Child Development Center
Survival staff deliver food baskets to caregivers each month to ensure mothers and babies are receiving adequate nutrition. Caregivers also receive quilts, clothing and hygiene kits.
Babies Transition to Compassion’s Sponsorship Program
Thanks to your support, these babies have celebrated their first birthdays and transitioned to home-based care through Compassion’s Sponsorship Program. They will continue their growth with the guidance provided to them by the staff at Jesús Nazareno Child Development Center and a loving sponsor.