This is Jason. Adrienne asked me to post some pictures of my trip to bolivia. I am here learning about Compassion International's Child Survival Program. We are working to crush the infant mortality rate in the 3rd world. Enjoy....
Dr. Benda - super child survival specialist
in home programming for mother/infant. example of physical development session. notebook in picture is used for charting progress of spiritual, cognitive, physical and socio-emotional outcomes.
indigenous mother and child survival beneficiary
view of the andes from the plane
incredible mother who's life has been changed. she was incredibly depressed and hopeless (her words) having 4 kids (one with special needs). she now has hope and life and was very touched by the necklace I gave her from Adrienne.
I've met some amazing women with some pretty incredible stories. the value we place on a child in 1st world is not the same in the 3rd world. we are changing their cultural mindset. most of these moms have either had an infant die or know someone who has - mostly from preventable diseases. here in latin america, it's diarrhea and respiratory infections - all preventable with a little education, training and not being afraid to go to the free gov't clinic. I can say with integrity that some of these babies wouldn't have made it without compassion's intervention.