Thank you, Menlo Church! Your gift to the Survival program at Semillitas del Reino Child Development Center will help mothers and babies to thrive for years to come. This center is based at the Iglesia Casa de Oración La Unidad 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, Yesenia, a mother in the program, smiles as she holds her daughter, Treysi, who is healthy and strong. This report includes a letter of gratitude from Yesenia, an update on program activities and photos of babies who have transitioned to the Sponsorship program.
Survival Statistics at Semillitas del Reino Child Development Center (July–December 2020)
A Letter From Yesenia, a Caregiver at Semillitas del Reino Child Development Center
My name is Yesenia. I am 32 years old. I live in Peru with my husband and my daughters. My husband works hard, but during the pandemic, his income has not been enough to cover our needs.
My daughter’s name is Treysi. She was born in April 2020. I am very happy she remains healthy and strong.
I thank God that the Survival program has been helping us with food, medical care and spiritual development. A Survival staff member also visits me and shares information on infant health and other topics. Even during the pandemic, she calls and writes to my family often. I love when she teaches me to pray and trust God.
The Survival program has been a great blessing to my family. Thank you for your unconditional support of my baby and me. May God bless you!
Lots of love,
Recent Survival Activities at Semillitas del Reino Child Development Center
Survival staff deliver food baskets to caregivers each month to ensure mothers and babies are receiving adequate nutrition. Caregivers also receive diapers, clothing and hygiene kits.
Facilitating spiritual growth among caregivers is important to the staff at Semillitas del Reino Child Development Center. Survival staff give Bibles to all caregivers in the program to encourage them in their faith.
Caregivers learn a variety of skills that help them to generate income. During the pandemic, some of the skill-building workshops were made into video tutorials, so caregivers could complete them in a socially-distanced manner at home.
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 Semillitas del Reino Child Development Center and a loving sponsor.