Help babies have a safe and healthy future

Millions of babies and young children are at risk. The first 1,000 days of life are critical to a child’s development and survival.

Without proper nutrition, sanitation and healthcare their futures will be impacted forever.

Will you help babies survive and thrive?

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1,000 days to shape their futures

Nutritious food, safe drinking water and opportunities to play in a child’s first 1,000 days are vital to their physical health, the development of their brain and their future life outcomes.

But there are countless children suffering from stunted growth – the profound, lifelong and irreversible consequence of inadequate nutrition.

When babies don’t receive adequate nutrition they can become malnourished, children that simply fail to grow. The cycle of malnourishment and stunting continues through future generations, trapping them into a cycle of poverty, illness and limited potential.

When given the right support every child has the chance to reach their full potential and can create a brighter future for themselves and their families.

Please give a life-changing gift to protect a baby when it matters most – during their first 1,000 days of life.

YOUR GIFT COULD HELP PROVIDE BABIES WITH FOOD AND HEALTH CARE TO AVOID MALNUTRITION

“HEALTHY CHILDREN ARE EVERY MOTHER’S WISH”

When Sushma’s daughters grew weak, tired and ill, she knew they needed help. But for Sushma that wasn’t an option.

Living in rural northern India with medical care far away and food scarce, it is common to see mothers and children that are at risk of malnutrition. And Sushma knows that for some, support won’t come until it’s too late.

Sushma
  • “Every mother wants her children to be healthy, happy and active. She wants to see them playing, learning and growing. But this was a distant dream for me.”

A distant dream until a Plan International health worker knocked on her door. When she heard about the health clinic and parenting support, she knew there was hope.

Armed with training, tools and resources, health workers helped Sushma and her girls. Sushma would learn something new every time she went; important milestones that her daughters had to reach, hearing from other parents about their challenges, attending classes about nutrition and hygiene.

And her daughters loved going as well. They wriggle and laugh when their weights are measured with arm bands and have more energy to socialise and play with their new friends.

But Sushma knows how quickly things can change, and sees how many other mothers and children need help. With your help we can reach even more parents, equipping them with the tools, information and healthcare they desperately need.

Will you help ensure that mothers like Sushma and their babies receive the support they need to survive and thrive?

WILL YOU HELP CHILDREN SURVIVE AND THRIVE BEYOND THEIR FIRST 1,000 DAYS?

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

We need your support today so we can act fast to support children to survive and thrive. Here’s how your donation can help mothers and young children in need:

FOOD
  • Buy and prepare nutritious food to put a stop to child malnutrition.
  • Cooking classes to teach mothers and children about the importance of a balanced and varied diet.
  • Help pregnant and breastfeeding mothers access the food they need to support their child’s growth before and after birth.

 

CLEAN WATER
  • Hand washing and hygiene classes to protect parents and their children against illness.
  • Supply safe drinking water, and teach parents how to decontaminate water, so they can stay hydrated and sanitise their cooking utensils.

 

Medical care
  • Train health workers and provide them with tools and resources in order to safely care for mothers and young children.
  • Improve childbirth facilities and post-natal care for pregnant women.
  • Build more community health clinics and reach even more mothers and babies with this life-saving work.

 

Please give a life-changing gift to protect a baby when it matters most – during their first 1,000 days of life.

WE HAVE 1,000 DAYS TO CHANGE THEIR FUTURES