Women & Children Have The Power To Change The World
We call our Children and Mothers Partnerships initiative CHAMPS, because we believe in the transformative role of women in their communities and the potential for children to shape the future. A mother's devotion and determination can change the life of her children and the world. Launched in 2015, CHAMPS will serve ten sites over the next five years and will invest in these communities for the long-term to see evidence-based, measurable change. The CHAMPS model is holistic, and designed to change the lives of more than one million women, children and their families worldwide improving access to:
- quality health care
- water and sanitation
- economic development
- greater gender equality
CHAMPS reaches women and children across Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Sudan and Zambia, addressing both the direct and underlying causes of illness and death. Our CHAMPS model supports a global movement centered on women's and children's health. We bring together local and international partners to work in collaboration with communities to transform the lives of women, children and families sustainably, empowering them to lead healthier lives.
Featured CHAMPS Communities
We want at-risk women, children and their communities to succeed. CHAMPS makes long term, holistic commitments to effect change.
In 2015, 30% of Mothers' Clubs graduates in Haiti became entrepreneurs.
Estapha says, "A steady income has changed my life." After graduating from a CHAMPS Mother's Club, Estapha received a loan of $35 (USD) from the local savings group and started selling candy and snacks near a local gathering place where men play dominoes while children watch. She can now afford better food for her family and started saving for the future.Learn More
In 2015, CMMB trained 4,734 health workers worldwide.
Lucy has been a CMMB community health worker in Zambia for more than 15 years. She was inspired to join by the committed volunteers who supported her when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Lucy now works with our CHAMPS initiative and says, “I’m giving back to the community and the respect I’ve earned is amazing. On a busy day, I'll attend to more than 60 children."Learn More
In 2015, our CHAMPS sites reached 130,857 individuals with health and social services.
In the most remote corners of South Sudan, CHAMPS can mean the difference between life and death for mothers like Letasha who have difficult pregnancies. Medical volunteer Dr. Rachael Consoli performed Letasha's first ultrasound. With the doctor's help, she safely delivered a healthy baby. Letasha says, “Without her, we both could have died.”Learn More