There are many things preventing children from thriving in Monapo, such as missing legal identification, the death of a parent, living with an untreated disability, dropping out of school and early marriage. In some cases, parents aren’t able to support their children’s long-term development because they’re focused on providing immediate needs. This often forces them to have to work long hours, ultimately becoming less present for their kids.
In Monapo, maternal and newborn health is an ongoing concern. Many women aren’t monitored by doctors during their pregnancy because they don’t have access to health care and aren’t given the resources they need. As a result, children under five have a 60 per cent chance of early death. If they do survive, they have a greater chance of growing up stunted or malnourished. Women in Monapo are in need of care and expertise, so that they can carry their children to full term and know how best to feed them, especially in their first five years of life.
Thanks to the generous support of Canadians, we’ve started work to improve the well-being of children and families in this community. These are a few of the areas we will focus on this year:
To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.
Monapo has completed Phase 1
With local leaders, we assess the community's needs and resources, plan projects to provide long term solutions. Sponsorship and development opportunities begin.
We monitor progress and make adjustments to meet goals. More community members become involved, lead projects and gain ownership of their success.
Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!