In areas of deep poverty, individuals suffer from hunger, illness, and injustice. High infant mortality rates indicate that children are no exception. In parts of Africa and Asia, about one in four babies dies before the age of five (World Health Organization).
Our Global Nutrition Program program helps reverse the trend. We provide milk, a high-protein nutritional supplement (“miracle mix”), health checks, and consultations to babies. Women attend classes on hygiene and healthy cooking at our nutrition centers. The education we provide awakens mothers to the hope found in Jesus. When mothers and babies graduate from the program, they are healthier and stronger in body and spirit.
Because of our Global Nutrition Program program, we have reached hundreds of HIV-positive mothers, widows, orphans, and babies— in Mozambique alone.
How will your sponsorship help?
Your financial commitment will keep our Global Nutrition Program program active. Your gifts will pay for the milk and “miracle mix” we distribute, as well as the charges of medical professionals and teachers.
Will you receive updates?
You will receive three updates a year, each about the babies of our Global Nutrition Program worldwide.
Partner with us!
Sponsor the babies and mothers of our Global Nutrition Program through a $25/month program sponsorship.
Our CRI Global Nutrition Centers
TESSA GRACE DONDO
Weekly, our medically trained staff monitor the 100+ babies in the Tessa Grace Dondo program in Mozambique. We provide milk, miracle mix and health checks. Once Tessa Grace babies reach the "healthy" threshold they graduate from the program after undergoing a thorough examination by a medical doctor. We hold preventative care classes and weekly times of prayer and devotionals.
TESSA GRACE SAVANE
Savane is a two-day walk from the Tessa Grace center in Dondo, Mozambique. Many babies in this village need medical help, nutritional care, and to know Christ’s love. But traveling this distance wears on the mothers as they make the journey with an infant strapped to their back. After sunset, the road becomes perilous with muggings and other dangers. For most mothers, this walk for help simply is not possible. To save the lives of these babies, we launched the Tessa Grace Savane Nutrition Center in the Fall of 2016. Weekly, our medically trained staff monitor the 50 babies in the Tessa Grace Savane program. We provide milk, miracle mix and health checks. Once Tessa Grace babies reach the "healthy" threshold they graduate from the program after undergoing a thorough examination by a medical doctor. We hold preventative care classes and weekly times of prayer and devotionals.
TESSA GRACE NIGERIA
At Tessa Grace Nigeria, we work with our national leaders to identify the most vulnerable and undernourished babies. Fifteen mothers and babies come to the Grace and Knowledge Academy each week for the Tessa Grace meeting. They begin their meeting with a time of worship and a Bible lesson. Then our trained volunteers teach a lesson in nutrition and hygiene and distribute much-needed baby formula. The mothers also receive seeds of the amazing moringa tree so their families can benefit from the nutrient-packed, life-giving leaves.
TESSA GRACE HAITI
At Tessa Grace Haiti, our national partners hold weekly meetings for young mothers from the Olivier area. Meetings start with a short bible study and time of fellowship. A nurse then leads the women in a nutrition and childcare class. Lessons include information about sanitation and healthy cooking. Each meeting ends with a baby-formula distribution. Mothers also take home leaves from the nutrient-rich moringa tree for their families.
TESSA GRACE SOUTH ASIA
At Tessa Grace South Asia, we work with our national leaders to identify undernourished babies and children in the poverty-stricken forest region where they work. The program supports two nurses who travel from home to home, providing children with milk and miracle mix and educating mothers on how best to care for their families. We pray for the mothers, children and often the whole household and share the love of Jesus. The milk and miracle mix ultimately raise the quality of life for the entire family.