The Childrens Home in Pivijay, a small village in northern Colombia, houses 140 children. Amongst them, 25 babies of vulnerable and at-risk families that cannot care for them properly. However, the home has very few cribs and most of them are old, rusty and a danger to the babies' health. Providing cribs and bedding for this 25 babies will allow them to grow up healthy, strong and more importantly have an appropriate place to sleep.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Pivijay, is located in the province of Magdalena, a region largely affected by constant violence and economic hardship. The Children's Home receives babies and children, providing and caring for them to help them develop and grow. Right now there are 25 of babies in their nursery and the few cribs they have are old and unsafe. Most of the cribs have no mattresses and are made of iron, the humid and hot weather has resulted in terrible rust that is putting the health of the babies at risk.
How will this project solve this problem?
Providing new wooden cribs, mattresses and bedding, will mean these 25 vulnerable babies, between the ages of 6 months and 2 years, will have a safe and comfortable place to sleep and grow. It will provide a healthy environment for their development. And will also ensure that not only them, but future babies that arrive at the home can have a safe and healthy place to sleep.
Potential Long Term Impact
The cribs, mattresses and bedding for these 25 babies will not only enable their healthy growth, providing them with the best conditions during the most important part of their development. It will also mean that the home will have a new, healthy and appropriate space to receive future babies as they come in to the Children's home, thus will provide aid to the community on the long term as well.
Total Funding Received to Date: $300
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,700
Total Funding Goal: $7,000