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$0.36/day provides a mom support for her child’s first 1,000 days of life.

Why Moms and Babies?

We’re here to help fight the persistent threat of childhood malnutrition in Nicaragua before a child is even born. The Healthy Beginnings program is designed to help mom’s love go further.

This month, we hope you’ll take the opportunity to invest in a Nicaraguan mom’s love and dreams for her child’s healthy development.

Through June, all gifts to the Healthy Beginnings Program are being matched by a generous donor to help her love go even further.

Why are Healthy Beginnings so important?

Giving a child a healthy start sounds simple.

But in Nicaragua, the healthcare system is underdeveloped. The things we take for granted –prenatal vitamins, health education and basic medical supplies–are scarce. Limited healthcare means vulnerable children don’t get the help they need in their 1,000 days of life. These first two years are crucial to future development.

Help a mom in Nicaragua give her child a healthy start.

Unleashing Karla’s Love for Her Twins

Karla loved her twins before she even knew she was having twins. But her own lack of nutrition meant she didn’t have the iron or folic acid to support their development.

The Healthy Beginnings program helped Karla identify the deficiency and support the healthy development of her unborn babies. Even during the recent COVID-19 restrictions, Karla still received care via virtual tools, small group gatherings and home visits by a community nurse.

Karla’s twins, Hansel and Hasdiel, were both born at a healthy weight, and as they near their second birthday, we are delighted to see they are on a solid start for long-term healthy development. This is possible only because our supporters recognize the power of investing in a mother’s love for her children.

Help a mom in Nicaragua give her child the start she dreams to provide.

Why 1,000 Days?

The first 1,000 days of life (conception to age two) are crucial to a child’s long-term health. Proper nutrition makes a difference.

Plus, the education and relational support Healthy Beginnings moms receive during these first 1,000 days will help them better love and care for their child—and any subsequent children they may have—for all of the years that follow.

Watch the profound impact $0.36/day can have on a child’s life when it is invested from the start.

Why ORPHANetwork?

We partner with Nicaraguan churches to provide nutrition, health resources, education, and opportunities to know Jesus. Healthy Beginnings, our comprehensive health, nutrition, and education program for mothers and their babies, takes our history of serving children all the way upstream, attacking malnutrition at the root. Leveraging the profound power of a mother’s love, we equip them to care more effectively for their little ones.

Healthy Beginnings Program Details

Healthy Beginnings provides integrated interventions to transform the first 1,000 days of a child’s existence for lifelong developmental benefit:

•Providing key nutrients before and after birth to prevent malnourishment
•Developing healthy practices around health, hygiene & nutrition (including breastfeeding)
•Facilitating bi-monthly educational workshops for mom that doubles as a relational touchpoint
•Offering medical services for children as they grow
•Teaching key parenting & life skills that benefit her entire family.

Make mom’s love go further. You will have the option to make your gift in honor of a special mom in your life.

ORPHANetwork is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity, Federal Tax ID #54-1983817. All contributions designated for specific projects shall be applied to those projects. Occasionally, we receive more contributions for a given appeal than can be wisely applied to that project. When that happens, we use these funds to meet a similar pressing need.
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