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You can help babies in Togo survive

In Togo, 52 babies per 1,000 live births will die before their first birthday, compared to just 4 in 1,000 in the UK. We're right with you in thinking this has to change.

The good news is that together, we can save lives. Our Different Path Appeal is raising vital funds for Compassion's Child Survival project in Togo. Delivered by the local church, this life-saving programme protects women during their pregnancy and ensures that their babies have a healthy start in life.

We come alongside women to provide them with access to medical support, health screening, hygiene supplies, nutritional supplements and education.

Give before 24 June 2019 and your donation will be doubled by the UK government.
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See how Chemine was given a different path

16-year-old Chemine never planned to have a baby so young. When she was abused she had no one to turn to. But with the support from the Compassion Child Survival project, this brave teenager is making friends and learning to be a mother who can provide a more hopeful future for her daughter.



What makes me happy is that before I was suffering, but now life is easier.

When my child falls sick they take charge of all the medical fees, even for me when I fall sick. At the end of every month they provide food kits and also they teach us many lessons, how to take care of our children, how to dress them up, how to feed them.

Chemine
Compassion Survival Beneficiary

What makes me happy is that before I was suffering, but now life is easier.

When my child falls sick they take charge of all the medical fees, even for me when I fall sick. At the end of every month they provide food kits and also they teach us many lessons, how to take care of our children, how to dress them up, how to feed them.

Chemine
Compassion Survival Beneficiary

See how Sowaye was given a different path

Sowaye doesn't know how old she is, but her weathered hands and the lines on her face suggest that she's certainly beyond 70. She may be a grandma, but when her daughter died the day after delivering a beautiful baby girl, Sowaye knew she had to take the child in. She had no idea how she could raise a child in her old age, but the Compassion Child Survival project at Legbanou church has come alongside her, bringing her daily struggle to an end.



Life would be very tough for me if I didn't have the support of Compassion. First for Dellali, I'm not sure she would be the healthy baby everyone is appreciating today. If I didn't have support from Compassion she would not be alive.

Sowaye
Compassion Survival Beneficiary

Life would be very tough for me if I didn't have the support of Compassion. First for Dellali, I'm not sure she would be the healthy baby everyone is appreciating today. If I didn't have support from Compassion she would not be alive.

Sowaye
Compassion Survival Beneficiary

See how Akossiwa was given a different path

Akossiwa's husband was far from happy at the news of her pregnancy and refused to take her to the clinic for pre-natal checks. He eventually left Akossiwa to cope alone. In the absence of support, the Compassion Child Survival project came alongside her. Akossiwa believes that it is only because of the intervention of the project that she was able to have an emergency caesarean section that saved the life of her little boy.



Without Compassion's project I would have died a long time ago. My husband left me alone and I was walking from house to house to seek help.

I was afraid when he left me as I had no means and I was looking for how I would deliver my baby. Now when I think of Compassion I'm reassured that there is someone there for me.

Akossiwa
Compassion Survival Beneficiary

Without Compassion's project I would have died a long time ago. My husband left me alone and I was walking from house to house to seek help.

I was afraid when he left me as I had no means and I was looking for how I would deliver my baby. Now when I think of Compassion I'm reassured that there is someone there for me.

Akossiwa
Compassion Survival Beneficiary

See how Afiavi was given a different path

22-year-old Afiavi and her 24-year-old husband Koffi were thrown into parenthood as teenagers. When Afiavi discovered she was pregnant for a second time, the prospect of raising another child on her husband's meagre income as a street-side barber was even more daunting.



Compassion help pregnant women to have their prenatal checks and they take care of their health.

I didn't have the opportunity to finish my apprenticeship so at the [Child Survival] project we have a workshop so we can make a local fabric. I'm now in the process of learning it so I will have something to meet the needs of my whole family.

Afiavi Kanoke
Compassion Survival Beneficiary

Compassion help pregnant women to have their prenatal checks and they take care of their health.

I didn't have the opportunity to finish my apprenticeship so at the [Child Survival] project we have a workshop so we can make a local fabric. I'm now in the process of learning it so I will have something to meet the needs of my whole family.

Afiavi Kanoke
Compassion Survival Beneficiary

You can help babies in Togo survive

Compassion's Child Survival project tackles maternal and infant mortality at the heart of communities. We care for women during their pregnancy, protect babies during their first year and give families a healthy start in life.

The reality...

  • Women in Togo have a 1 in 58 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth.
  • Only 45% of mums in Togo give birth with a skilled birth attendant present.
  • 5 in every 100 babies don't survive their first year of life.

With your help...

  • Protect vulnerable mums with quality pre-and post natal care.
  • Guarantee mums are given the opportunity to give birth with a skilled birth attendant present.
  • Ensure precious babies receive life-saving medical support.

What others are saying about a Different Path

Compassion is doing a great job by getting women and children out of poverty and giving them a smile. I want to invite and encourage new supporters to come onboard to support this great programme.

Viwatin
Head of Child Survival, Togo

Compassion is doing a great job by getting women and children out of poverty and giving them a smile. I want to invite and encourage new supporters to come onboard to support this great programme.

Viwatin
Head of Child Survival, Togo

To prevent women and babies dying needlessly, we have to reach them early – before babies have even been born – and support women with essential antenatal check-ups and support at birth. The generous funding from the UK government will allow us to transform the lives of even more families in Togo, ensuring their health and wellbeing.

Justin Dowds
CEO Compassion UK and Ireland

Compassion is doing a great job by getting women and children out of poverty and giving them a smile. I want to invite and encourage new supporters to come onboard to support this great programme.

Viwatin
Head of Child Survival, Togo

Together we can protect vulnerable mums and babies

Save the lives of vulnerable mothers and babies in Togo, by supporting Compassion UK's Different Path Appeal. Give before 24 June 2019 and all public donations to Compassion UK's Different Path Appeal will be doubled by the UK government.
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Why choose Compassion for your donation?

At Compassion, your donation is used wisely to the greatest benefit to children in poverty.

Your questions answered

Some of the questions you may have about A Different Path appeal and Aid Match.

Your donations will be spent on increasing the child survival rates of children from birth and in the first year of life in the Kara, Plateaux and Maritime regions of Togo. The initiative will fund 20 new Child Survival Interventions, and three existing initiatives in these regions. Through the Child Survival Interventions, trained community worker will help mothers and babies access life-saving medical support, health screening, hygiene supplies, nutritional supplements and education that will help secure a healthy future for them and their families.

The UK Aid Match scheme is funded by UK aid — the financial support the UK government gives to countries in poverty to promote sustainable development, eliminate poverty and help people whose lives have been destroyed by conflict or disaster.

UK Aid Match is a fund open to UK-based civil society organisations to run programmes in developing countries to help change the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. It is designed to provide opportunities for the UK public to engage with international development issues and have a say in how UK aid is spent.

For every pound you donate to Compassion’s Different Path appeal between 24 March – 24 June 2019, the UK government will also contribute a pound. This means your donation will be doubled.

With your support, we’re able to help even more vulnerable mothers and babies in Togo.

   
Need some extra help? Please don't hesitate to contact our friendly Supporter Relations Team
Call 01932 836490, Monday - Friday 8am-5pm.
Save the lives of vulnerable mothers and babies in Togo, by supporting Compassion UK's Different Path Appeal. Give before 24 June 2019 and your donation will be doubled by the UK government so we will be able to support even more mothers and babies.
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Get further involved with a Different Path

As part of our Different Path Appeal, we're running innovative exhibitions and an exciting blogger challenge to highlight the difficulties faced by mums and babies in Togo.
Lincoln

Lincoln

w/c 20 May 2019

Step into the shoes of mums in Togo with our interactive photo and video exhibition.

Glasgow

Glasgow

w/c 27 May 2019

Step into the shoes of mums in Togo with our interactive photo and video exhibition.

Brighton

Brighton

w/c 03 June 2019

Step into the shoes of mums in Togo with our interactive photo and video exhibition.

Salvation Army photography exhibition

Salvation Army photography exhibition

25 March - 22 April 2019

A stunning photography exhibition featuring eight full-length, personality-led portraits of mothers, babies and Compassion staff workers.

#DifferentPathChallenge

#DifferentPathChallenge

From 25 March 2019

Join supporters across the country who will be walking four miles - the average distance a pregnant woman in Togo has to walk to attend an antenatal check-up - whilst wearing a weighted backpack.

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