Sponsor a Mother
Read below to sponsor a mother, learn about how the program helps mothers and children. Also read about our first sponsored mother, Suparna.
You can sponsor a mother by clicking the yellow paypal donate button below and specifying the 'sponsor a mother program' in the donation process.
The sponsor a mother program includes provision for the healthcare of mothers and children through the birth and early years of their childrens life. This care includes the provision of antenatal care (an extremely effective way of helping people - one of our most cost effective solutions for ending poverty), and mothers will be helped to breastfeed and use good nutrition (another cost effective method of ending poverty - see our Solutions to Poverty in feeding their children. These and other healthcare measures will be implemented via a health care worker who is based on the ground in a centre in India.
The aides used are widely recognized to be among some of the most effective ways of helping poverty relief because of the enormous knock on effects they have in other areas of life. Improving health gives people the opportunity to live longer, and work harder, helping communities build their own way out of poverty and into sustainable success. The program helps fulfill the Millennium Development goals, particularly the 4th and 5th goals which aim to improve child and maternal health.
Sponsoring a mother is a really good on the ground method of helping people ending poverty. Read Effects of Quick Wins Suggested in UN Millennium Project Report to learn more about how nutrition can help mothers and children end poverty, and about how this is a root method which can have many good knock on effects. Also read our list of some solutions of reducing poverty to see how highly antenatal care, and healthcare during birth along with nutrition is listed.
Sponsoring a mother costs £330. You can contribute to sponsoring a mother using the donate button below and specifying the sponsor a mother program in the appropriate box. You do not have to donate the full amount of £330 to sponsor a mother as we can share the sponsoring of a mother among multiple donations from different parties when you donate. You can read about the mothers we have sponsored here at any time, however to save on costs we do not send details of the mother directly to you as you can read about the sponsored mothers here. However if you would like to sponsor a mother individually you can contact us.
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The sponsor a mother program works with some of the poorest families who live in the villages around Kolkata and in the slum areas of the city. When a woman becomes pregnant, a CINI trained health worker comes to know about it from her or her neighbour and visits her family to confirm pregnancy and take a detailed history.
These details are sent in the first report. During pregnancy the health worker keeps watch ensuring adequate food, periodic health check ups and motivating family members to give the mother enough rest and care. The worker also ensures breast feeding has been initiated safely.
A photo of the newborn child is sent in the second report.
Child spacing benefits are emphasized by the health worker.
When the child is 18 months old we receive a final report of both mother and child. The mother and childs health care needs are met up to 5 years of age.
Mothers Name: Suparna Das, Age: 22, Education: High School (Class IX to X)
Occupation: House Wife, Monthly Income: 0, No of Family Members: 2
Details of Father: Dilip Das, Age 28, Middle School: (Calss V to VII), Occupation: Daily Labour, Monthly INcome: 2500
Expected Date of Delivery: 05/11/2012
Remarks: 'Suparna and Dilip are very excited about this pregnancy. In the first few weeks she had a vomiting tendency, dizziness and nausea. She has been unable to eat much, so CINI health worker has advised her to take food in small amounts but to eat more frequently. CINI Health worker has advised her to avoid fetching water from pond or well and collection of wood for cooking. The healthworker has talked to other family members about the need to assist her with these heavy tasks. She has also been advised to take easily available low cost nutritious food such as lentils and green vegetables, and to take sufficient rest. During the meetings, the CINI health workers have urged Suparna to get Tetanus Toxide doses by the local health sub-centre and to take care of her personal hygiene. While talking to the family the health worker came to know that they do not have any gender bias. They have planned to have baby at hospital rather than at home. Her husband is cooperative and he takes good care of her and shares her household works.