Casa Materna was established to curb San Ram贸ns high maternal and infant mortality rate.聽 This maternal health clinic provides a safe haven and prenatal care for women who come from very remote communities with little to no healthcare.
SCSRN supports expectant mothers in their last 2 weeks of pregnancy by supplying nutritional meals daily.
The Casa Materna is in desperate need of a new facility. It is overcrowed, underfunded and women staying there are coming from very poor areas where, in some cases, they have not yet received prenatal care. We hope to assist Casa Materna soon in building a larger, improved facility.
CENTER for Children with Disabilities
This center is free and open to anyone who can make the often long journey into town. Physical and mental illness is not something that receives attention in this area.聽 In fact, the center in San Ram贸n is the only Los Pipitos center in Nicaragua with a licensed physical therapist and psychologist, which our grant makes possible.
The progress that children with disabilities聽make as a result of the care they receive from a physical therapist and child psychologist is astonishing.
SENIOR CITIZENS ACTIVITY PROGRAM
Senior citizens make their way twice a month to the Center for Peace and Life (Casa del Ni帽o) to enjoy a morning of activities, fellowship and a hearty meal. The SCSRN grant covers the food and a stipend for the volunteers who organize the program.
Reproductive rights are a controversial issue in Nicaragua. We support women by providing the money needed to take charge of their reproductive rights and hope to create more family planning education access in the region.
Women in San Ramon appreciate the care the SCSRN grant makes available to them through a program to build healthy families coordinated by the public health center.
The public health system has the equipment and the staff but not the product needed to fumigate against mosquitoes. SCSRN鈥檚 grant is for fumigation materials that prevent diseases such as Malaria and Dengue, which can be fatal in a region with poor healthcare options and isolated communities.