The charity broadcasted an appeal read by Sir Mark Tully on BBC Radio Four on Mother's Day at 7.55am and 9.26pm and the following Thursday at 3.27pm. Please listen in to hear more details about the difference that sponsoring a mother can make.Click here to listen to the BBC Radio Four appeal.
Our flagship mother and child sponsorship programme is aimed at breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty which blights millions of lives across India.
The Lancet medical journal has reported that the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, from conception to age two, are the critical years in a child’s development. Maternal malnutrition leads to severely underweight births, with babies vulnerable to infant mortality, childhood diseases, or permanent disabilities.
If they survive, malnourished children are less likely to flourish and learn at school, limiting their life-chances from an early age and making them easy prey for those who employ child labour.
Through CINI’s Sponsor a Mother Programme, you can help women access the nutrition and healthcare they need during pregnancy. CINI’s health workers make regular visits to the homes of sponsored women and teach them a variety of key skills, including maintaining health during pregnancy, how to make nutritious meals on a tight budget and hygiene measures to prevent infections.
Mothers are also taught parenting skills such as playing with their infants to help them develop strong learning skills and preparing re-hydration treatments for children with diarrhoea.
For £10 a month, you can sponsor a mother and transform not only her life, but that of her child and her family.
Ten pounds per month is the minimum donation needed to sponsor a mother. Typically, the donation period is 33 months which takes the child through the first 1,000 days safely up to its second birthday.
Alternatively complete the standing order form here and send it to us at CINI, 11 Mowll Street, London, SW9 6BG
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