It has barely been a year since CERI implemented its Child Relief and Support Program (CRSP) in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz (Mexico). As a follow-up to this new sponsorship program designed to reach children living in extreme poverty, CERI returned to Coatzacoalcos this summer with a medical mission team.Dr. Saul Camacho, MD (CERI's Senior Advisor to Latin America) led a team of mission volunteers in a medical mission that was open to the public, treating children and families from surrounding communities. Many families traveled miles on foot just to receive the blessing of qualified medical treatment.CERI Missions & Sponsorship Coordinator Billie Earley reported the remarkable sparkle in the eyes of children and adults alike as they received care from the CERI mission team. While their lives are wrought with hardships of many kinds, CERI missions never fail to inspire hope and demonstrate to hurting people that someone truly care.
Summer is officially upon us! For many of us, that means plans for a summer of fun with friends and family, ocean and waves, picnics and BBQs, hikes at dawn, and ballgames at the park. For CERI, summer means mission trips traveling the globe to help children in need.This summer CERI will be in Moldova for the sponsor trip, a special opportunity for child sponsors to spend quality time with the children and youth they support through child sponsorships. Also in Moldova, teams from across the U.S. will travel in and out of the country all summer long conducting fun summer camps for children and youth.Teams will also serve in Mexico and Paraguay through medical missions, while teams return to South Africa and Sri Lanka to plant sustainable trench gardens and encourage the continued development and growth of CERI’s microenterprise program. Mission season comes to an end with our December Kids ‘n Boots mission to Moldova where teams of volunteers personally fit children in need with brand new warm, winter boots.Your gifts continue to impact children in need of child sponsors in Mexico! Thank you for trusting CERI to be a vessel of your generosity to the world. On behalf of the those we serve every single day…Gracias ~ Multumesc ~ Ngiyabonga
It's official! Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI) has launched a new child sponsorship program in Mexico! Known as the "Child Relief and Support Program" (CRSP), CERI now reaches school-age children in impoverished communities in Veracruz. The CRSP program meets the physical needs of children who are deprived with food, clothing, and shelter. The program also provides support for educational, social, and spiritual development.Thanks to your gifts on GlobalGiving, children are able to be enrolled in the CRSP program before they have a child sponsor. We are so grateful to you for your generous support, as this type of work takes a community. On behalf of the children CERI serves every single day across the globe, thank you for being a part of our GlobalGiving community!
This summer Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI) led its first medical mission to Coatzacoalcos in Veracruz, Mexico. The goal for this trip was to conduct a medical clinic in one of the impoverished villages of Coatza where CERI is initiating its new Child Relief and Support Program (CRSP).The CRSP utilizes child sponorships to reach school-aged children in order to meet their physical and educational needs. Physical needs met through CERI's CRSP are food, clothing and shelter, while also providing support for educational, social and spiritual development.The mission this summer reached over 500 children and families with much-needed primary medical care and over 1,500 prescriptions of vital medications and vitamins. All in all, CERI's medical mission was an enormous success at laying the ground work for our new Child Relief and Support Program.Thank you for your continued support of this project!
Thank you for your continued support of the Matamoros Children's Home. Because of your generous prayers and gifts, CERI's roots in Matamoros are growing to a new region in Mexico: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz! The word "Coatzacoalcos" comes from the Nahuatl language and means: the place where the plumed serpent hides. It is an important port city on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. The town is mostly working-class and is fed by its busy, dirty port and its thriving petro-chemical factories.
A CERI medical team was recently sent to the town of Coatzacoalcos to provide medical care to impoverished children & adults. The church we used for clinics was situated under a sky that was littered with knotted webs of electrical cables, and surrounded by mud roads and cinderblock homes that were covered with sheets of rusted tin.
The team treated patients who were suffering from health problems including lice, scabies, malnutrition and worms. Near the end of the week, people were noticing their physical improvements from the medicines they received; word consequently spread throughout all of the neighboring villages that CERI truly cares about Mexico! With 540 people treated, 1100 prescriptions issued, countless handshakes and much work still ahead, CERI invites you to pray about how you can increase our relationship with the impoverished people of Mexico.
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