In addition to our ongoing need of sponsors for children, we also have a number of other needs both in the office and out in the field. Below is a list of our current urgent needs.
Plate of Mercy
In January of 2017, a group of nursing students from the U.S. partnered with Hope for Life school in Haiti to perform school physicals for all the children. Repeatedly the children complained of stomach pain, headaches, and fatigue. The teachers confirmed that many of the children did not focus well and often fell asleep in class. A quick poll of each classroom around noon that day revealed that over half of the children had not eaten that day. Many reported that they eat one meal a day in the late afternoon at home, if they eat at all.
It costs about 25 cents per meal, per child, per day to provide enough nutrition to resolve the stomach pain and headaches and allow the child to focus and learn. Studies show that children who are not hungry have better scores in reading and math. They also show that schools that provide a meal have better attendance records.
Plate of Mercy is helping to meet the nutritional needs of approximately 350 children in Haiti. Please consider a donation of any amount to help provide a meal for a child in need.
Click below to make a donation to Plate of Mercy
(Select "special project" and note "plate of mercy" in the memo box)
Prasansa Children's Home Project
Funding needed for the following items:
Total needed to complete the project: $3000
Click below to make a donation
(please note "prasansa project" in the memo box)
Prasansa Home is located in a remote mountain area of Nepal. This area was heavily effected by the 2015 earthquake.
supplies needed for our Current project
Allow The Women
Girls in our developing countries often struggle to deal with their menstrual cycle. Disposable products are rarely available and financially unobtainable. The girl may have no choice but to miss school and everything else in her life for five days a month.
We are making reusable menstrual pads to be taken to Nepal and Bangladesh in mid-October, AND a set for every teen girl in our sponsorship program (for all countries).
- Sewing! We need 2000 shields 8000 pads and 1000 drawstring bags. Contact us for patterns!
- Cutting! Use a pattern to cut the pieces then bring (or send) them to our office for someone else to sew
- Donations of materials! We need donations of fabrics (cotton or cotton blends for the bags and flannel and polyurethane laminate for the pads and shields), girls cotton briefs (sizes 10, 12, 14, 16).
Deaf School Chapel - Burundi, Africa
Donations needed to complete construction on new chapel for the deaf students. Below is a list of the items that need to be completed.
- Window panes
- Finish ceiling
- Septic tank
- Electrical wiring
Click below to donate to the Deaf school Chapel
(please note "deaf school chapel" in the comment box)
Administration supplies: postage, paper, printing, etc.
We find that people really like the fact that ALL of the money they designate is going for the child or project. But they also want their tax receipt. There are government compliance tasks which we must do and which cost money. Banks charge fees for services to wire funds internationally. We must have a web site and make promotional materials. We need to maintain computers and other office equipment. We need paper, printing and postage. The office administration is an important part of the ministry.
Everything we do in the field depends on the efficiency and integrity of the office ministry in the U.S.
We are so grateful for those who help with the office needs.