July 11, 2019 Nicaragua – Parenting with Love
[pie chart]8%Support Raised
[world map] Iberoamerica and the Caribbean Nicaragua push-pin Nicaragua
Training and Capacity Building Training and Capacity Building
Peace and Justice Peace and Justice
Health and Wellness Health and Wellness
GoalThe goal of this project is to develop a program to empower local mothers to facilitate breastfeeding, parent-child bonding and early childhood stimulation in their communities.
SummaryThis project seeks to raise $541,622 by June 2022 to fund Parenting With Love, a program that will decrease the long-term impact of the Nicaraguan crisis on children and their families.
DescriptionAMOS Health and Hope seeks to develop a series of replicable and scalable training programs to empower local volunteers to facilitate healing for mothers, and thereby decreasing the long-term impact of the crisis on their children. It is well documented, that in conflict settings, pregnant women, mothers and children bear the brunt of ill health and death. Social and economic factors in Nicaragua means limited access to healthcare and medical personnel, and shortages of food and medication. The result is that once curable diagnoses for women and children turn deadly. The Parenting with Love program will train volunteer mothers to teach other mothers in their community about breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, complementary feeding practices and nutrition, maternal depression and early childhood development. Depression in mothers are more likely to have children with growth impairments. The women will learn skills to stimulate their children who are infants up to 5 years old. This program, combined with Community Health Workers, care groups and targeted curriculums will address the health and developmental needs of mothers and children.
Suggested GiftsAll gifts are meaningful and appreciated! $1,000 will provide early childhood development kits for mothers. $5,000 will provide educational materials and supplies for volunteer mother leaders and small groups. $10,000 will develop materials and training for volunteer mothers and staff for monitoring and evaluation.
Prayer RequestsPlease pray for the end of violence in Nicaragua. Please pray for the staff of AMOS Health and Hope that they may continue to serve in areas that other health organizations have left due to the violence. Please pray for the Parenting with Love program that it gets the funding needed to launch, maintain and grow this program that will serve mothers and children through a volunteer network. Please pray that volunteer mothers will come forward with gifts of compassion and care and hearts for Jesus.
Managed ByParajón, David