Maternal Infant Sponsors make a difference in the health and well being of a woman and her baby starting with pregnancy through the first five years of a child's life.
The first five years are critical to the health and well being of a child.
Guatemala has the highest mortality for children under five-years-old in Latin America (UNICEF). Fifty percent are chronically malnourished - the highest rate in Latin America and the Caribbean and fifth highest in the world (Center for Economic and Social Rights).
Tz'utujil Maya women have a high risk for complications during pregnancy due to numerous factors - prevalence of diabetes, lack of formal education, language barriers and poverty.
Without prenatal care, a safe delivery and proper infant care, Maya children are at high risk for malnutrition, serious illness and lifelong health issues.
A sponsorship helps reduce child morbidity and mortality and chronic malnutrition, as well as promotes comprehensive early childhood care.Sponsor dollars pay for:
Sponsors receive updates and photos of their families and can correspond with them. If traveling in Guatemala, sponsors encouraged to visit and meet their sponsored family.Sponsor a mother and infant.