CERI Child Relief and Support Program (Mexico)

 
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Child receiving much-need food items
Child receiving much-need food items

This is the season when we pause to remember everything for which we are most grateful. For CERI, we pause to remember you. While so many are hurting around the world, you have been there, helping CERI to lessen the suffering. You have been faithful from the beginning, and we are sincerely grateful.

Earlier this year, CERI implemented its Child Relief and Support Program (CRSP) in Latin America. This program reaches school-age children with basic necessities and educational games and activities. We hope you enjoy these recent photos of the CRSP at work. Thank you!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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CERI Medical Mission
CERI Medical Mission

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.

Patients
Patients
CERI mission volunteers
CERI mission volunteers
Kids playing games as they wait to see the doctor
Kids playing games as they wait to see the doctor
Slums across the street from clinic
Slums across the street from clinic

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Medical Mission in Mexico
Medical Mission in Mexico

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

CERIkids Camps
CERIkids Camps
Kids
Kids 'n Boots in Eastern Europe
Moldova Sponsor Trip
Moldova Sponsor Trip
Sri Lanka Microenterprise Development
Sri Lanka Microenterprise Development
Trench Gardening in South Africa
Trench Gardening in South Africa

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Boy eagerly awaiting a child sponsor
Boy eagerly awaiting a child sponsor

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!

Boy awaiting a child sponsor
Boy awaiting a child sponsor
Girl awaiting a child sponsor
Girl awaiting a child sponsor
Girl awaiting a child sponsor
Girl awaiting a child sponsor

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Dr. Camacho, CERI Nat
Dr. Camacho, CERI Nat'l Dir of Mexico, treats girl

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!

CERI medical volunteer treats baby
CERI medical volunteer treats baby
CERI vol entertains children at the medical clinic
CERI vol entertains children at the medical clinic
CERI vol makes children laugh
CERI vol makes children laugh
CERI vol gives a "thumbs up" to kids
CERI vol gives a "thumbs up" to kids

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Project Leader

Gretchen Lange Baumgarten

Director of Development
Kingwood, Texas United States

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Map of CERI Child Relief and Support Program (Mexico)