Provide Cribs for at-risk Babies in rural Colombia

 
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Activities that make them happy :)
Activities that make them happy :)

We can’t be more grateful with you and your awesome help. Thanks to your donations, our babies in Pivijay, Magdalena, a little town located in the North of Colombia, are happier and healthier than ever.

Right now, we have the capacity to attend 140 boys and girls between six months and four years, among them 25 babies at risk whose need a proper place to develop. We want to provide them with the best care possible and that’s why we host this project.

During these three months we got 5 new cribs and they are under construction. While we wait for them to be ready, 10 of our babies placidly sleep on a comfy crib at our Crib Room One.  Each of them has their own space what is absolutely great, but, since we pretend to give more and more babies better chance at life, we still need to finish the Crib Room Two with 10 more cribs plus the 4 new ones we got already.

Meantime, we keep leading activities that focus on the early stimulation of the children to development different skills on their tiny bodies and brains according to their ages and to prevent cases like one we had during this time when a baby came to us with malnutrition.

Thanks to you, we were able to help him and, today, he is growing up as good as he deserves to. You should be very proud of yourself! Well, we are so we want to encourage you to keep donating, telling people you know about our work and receiving the big THANK YOU we have for you.

 

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More cribs for our babies
More cribs for our babies
Children looking at themselves!
Children looking at themselves!

Our is a place where baby girls and boys, most of them part of at risk families that cannot afford their properly caring and feeding, live during an important part of their days.

This is an on-earth paradise for children and families living difficult times in rural areas of Colombia, and is growing up! Currently, we have two cribs rooms where we attend 25 babies between six and 23 months, each of the rooms with a caring professional and a caring assistant. We couldn’t have got them without your generosity.

These people are extremely qualified to keep the kids nice and safe, every day, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., while their parents are working and trying to give them a better opportunity at life.

What we are trying to say here is your donations are a big help, not just for us and our children’s home, but for the families too. You are giving them the chance to build a future full of hope, happiness and love where they can actually support their boys’ and girls’ lives. And we are absolutely grateful with you for that.

Along the day, children receive integral attention which includes 75% of the feeding they must have during that period. Also, their time is taken in different moments: welcome, let’s explore, let’s create, let’s play, let’s eat and let’s go home. Thought these moments and different activities, we want to take care of all their needs and develop their character, creativity and sociability.

Thanks to your help, the baby girls and boys of the Pivijay Children’s home, can have more than a mattress to sleep on, they can grow happily and healthy, surrounded by an appropriate space where they can be themselves. And it is not just that because as you help us to keep this project up, you are providing a chance at a better life for the town’s next generations. Let’s grow up together then!

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It's time to play!
The parents are receiving your help too!
The parents are receiving your help too!
Our caring proffesionals are always there
Our caring proffesionals are always there
Our cribs are here thanks to you!
Our cribs are here thanks to you!
The new cribs and a happy sleeper!
The new cribs and a happy sleeper!

Christmas at the Pivijay Children's will be a happier one this year, thanks to your generosity 10 of the littlest babies in the home will have a cozy and warm bed to sleep on, the best present!  So far we have 10 of the 25 cribs we need, but with your help we also a have a new mattress, pillow and blanket for each of the babies to sleep safely and comfortably.

The Pivijay Children’s Home is home to 25 baby girls and boys that have gone through some difficult times despite their short lives most of them belong to at risk families that often can’t feed or care for them properly, and are in great need of love and support.

The cribs in the home were old and rusty due to the high humidity of Pivijay, which is a great health and safety risk for the babies that spend most of their days lying down and playing in the cribs. The new cribs made of durable wood, will give these little ones a safe and healthy space to sleep comfortably and grow, allowing at least 10 of the 25 babies to sleep by themselves.

Thanks to your generosity we have done a lot already, but we need to ensure the other 15 babies can also have their best chance at life. We are encouraging volunteers and allies to donate too, reaching out to donors and social organizations in the region, it’s been difficult but we won’t give up until we can provide the best care for these children.

Please consider sharing this project with your family and friends, your donations and help spreading the word will not only change the life of the babies that currently live in the Home, but more importantly it will provide the home with a healthy and appropriate space to receive future babies as they come, a chance at a better life for the town’s next generations.

Thanks to your generosity the babies at the Pivijay home will have a cozy and happier Christmas!

More happy sleepers!
More happy sleepers!
A cleaner and healthier nursery!
A cleaner and healthier nursery!
We like the nursery colorful and full of warmth
We like the nursery colorful and full of warmth

We have really exciting news to share! With your generosity and the help of local allies, we raised enough funds to buy ten cribs for the Pivijay Children's home. Ten cribs that are now being used by the Pivijay babies, to sleep, play and grow!

The baby boys and baby girls of the Pivijay Home have gone through difficult times with their families and need love and support, Right now, ten of the 25 babies will have just that thanks to your generosity! A chance to live a healthy life by having a  place sleep in comfortably and grow. The new cribs, made of wood, are replacing the rusty, unhealthy metal ones they had before. The best part of this? Each of the 10 babies will now have a crib for himself or herself to grow strong!

But, we still have a lot to do, and we could use your help! We could only afford ten cribs with their beddings and matresses, and we need fifteen more, so that every baby boy and baby girl in the Children's home can have her own place to sleep safely! 

We are movilizing our volunteers and encouraging everyone we know to donate, reaching out to donors and social organizations in the region, it’s been difficult but we won’t give up until we can provide the best care for these children.

Contributing to the project will not only enable the healthy growth of these 25 babies, during the most important part of their development, but will also mean that the home will have a new, healthy and appropriate space to receive future babies as they come, a better opportunity for the towns next generations.

We are counting on your generous help to spread the word and give these babies the best chance at life!

 

One crib is already in!
One crib is already in!

We have really exciting news to share! With your help we already have nine cribs under construction and one is already being used by the Pivijay babies! With your support and the help of local donors, we raised enough funds to buy ten cribs for the Pivijay Children's home!

Now at least ten of these beautiful babies, who have difficult family lives and need so much love and attention, will have the chance to have a great start, sleep in confortable and healthy wood cribs instead of the rusty, unsafe, metal ones they had before, and the best part, each of them will have their own space! 

But, we still have a lot to do, and we could use your help! We could only afford ten cribs with their beddings and matresses, and we need sixteen more, so that every baby boy and baby girl in the Children's home can have her own place to sleep safely! 

Contributing to the project will not only enable the healthy growth of these 25 babies, during the most important part of their development, but will also mean that the home will have a new, healthy and appropriate space to receive future babies as they come, a better opportunity for the towns next generations.

We are counting on your generous help to spread the word and give this babies the best chance at life!

only 16 cribs to go!
only 16 cribs to go!
Looks right at home! Help us bring the other 16!
Looks right at home! Help us bring the other 16!
The other cribs are unsafe help us change them!
The other cribs are unsafe help us change them!

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Alba Inés Zapata Gálvez

Bogota, Cundinamarca Colombia

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