Nam and two friends enjoy a laugh.
Essentials for Survival is ChildFund’s online-only monthly giving mechanism that’s dedicated to supporting children’s continued access to the basics that they need to survive. In countries where children and families live in extreme poverty, that can be surprisingly difficult. ChildFund works to change this, but we need your help.
For the first year of her life, Tainá in Brazil suffered from repeated life-threatening respiratory issues that fed into a vicious cycle of malnutrition, and her family didn’t know what to do. ChildFund was able to connect them with the health care and nutritional know-how they needed.
In Kenya, 5-year-old Sophy’s malnutrition worsened her struggle with HIV. A ChildFund feeding program now allows her to thrive.
Nam’s lack of access to clean water in his rural Vietnam village kept him out of school and at risk for disease. ChildFund linked Nam and his family with water and sanitation as well as the knowledge they need to maintain their new resource.
Just $15 a month — that’s 50 cents a day — connects children like these all over the world to the lifesaving basics they need to survive. Help now.