Feed 200 starving school children in India

 
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Dear Friend,

Thank you for your gift to feed hungry school children in India. Your gift provides a starving child living in poverty with a healthy meal. You are ensuring that 200 school children receive a nutritious mid-day meal at school every day.

Food makes such a huge difference for children who come from poor families. It allows them to concentrate and focus better in class. When they are hungry, it's very challenging because they lack the energy to engage in class. Often times parents are unable to feed their kids or send them to school. Instead of going to class, children sometimes work in the fields so they can earn money to have something to eat.

According to UNICEF, one-third of the world's malnourished children lives in India. The Naandi Foundation concluded that "around 46 percent of all children below the age of three are too small for their age, 47 percent are underweight and at least 16 percent are acutely malnourished, or wasted."

But your gift is bringing much needed health and nourishment to children like Sirisha.

Sirisha is a very bright and intelligent student. She never missed a day in class until all of sudden she stopped coming. Her teacher was concerned and asked her classmates if they knew why Sirisha was always absent. Eventually, Sirisha came back to school to let her teacher know that she can no longer come back because her father is forcing her to beg for food. He didn't want her going back to school.

One day, her teacher and other school staff went to Sirisha's home and reasoned with her father. At school, she would be geting a free school lunch and she'll also get a chance to learn and gain a valuable education. After some encouragement, Sirisha's father let her go back to school. She was so excited.

She is getting free lunch at school and is no longer forced to beg for food. But most importantly, Sirisha is going to class every day and getting a life-changing education that will help her to succeed.

Thank you for your support and feeding children like Sirisha.

Mother's Day is coming up. In honor of that special mom in your life, give a gift that can have a life-changing impact for a child in India.

Sincerely,

John Sparks
President
India Partners

Students enjoy eating during their lunch break
Students enjoy eating during their lunch break

Dear friend,

Your gift is doing so much good in the lives of hungry school children in India. Thank you for feeding them with a nutritious meal every day. Your gift is helping to feed 200 children with a school meal.

Many children in the villages come from poor families, and their parents are unable to feed them or send them to school. When they come to school, they are starving and weak. This is a challenge and makes it very hard to focus in class. Often times the children skip school and work in the fields to earn some money instead of attending classes. They are so desperate for food, some children even beg on the streets for food.

Mahesh is a child who was helped because of your generous support. His father died so his mother had to work to support the family. But she was chronically ill and was unable to provide the family with a steady income. Many times that meant not being able to buy food for the day.

Mahesh did get a chance to go to school. However, he would come to school without a lunch box. He was starving. Many times he couldn’t make it to class because he was so hungry for something to eat.

Today, because of your gift Mahesh is able to attend school regularly. The school started to provide him with a healthy school lunch every day. He is very active in the classroom, and teachers noticed how much more engaged he is when he is able to eat a meal every day. He is so happy that he gets to learn and have food that will provide him with the energy he needs.

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

John Sparks
India Partners
President

Satish doesn
Satish doesn't have to skip school anymore.

Dear friend,

Thank you for your gift to feed hungry school children in India. Your gift provides a starving child living in poverty with a healthy meal. You helped to feed 200 children with a school meal.

Many children in the villages come from poor families, and their parents are unable to feed them or send them to school. When they come to school, their stomachs are empty and it makes it very hard to focus in class. Sometimes the children skip school and work in the fields to earn some money instead of attending classes. This is what Satish had to do in order to eat.

But your gift helps children like Satish and gives them an opportunity to receive healthy and satisfying school lunches.

Satish is a third grader with no mother and a father who wastes the little money that he makes on alcohol. When a teacher from an India Partners’ school went to Satish’s house to ask why he was not coming to school anymore, Satish explained that his father made him work in order to collect food as his wage.

Satish felt sad that he had to stay back and work while all his friends went to school. Since they are so poor, some parents are unable to feed or educate their children.

The teacher felt sorry for Satish and told his father that Satish could receive mid-day meals at the local school every day.

Because of the lunch served at Satish’s school—provided by your gifts—his father allowed him to return. Satish was so thankful that he could go to school and study with his friends. 

Thank you for your support. You are feeding children like Satish with nutritious meals every day.

Sincerely,

John Sparks
President
India Partners

Children are getting a healthy meal because of you
Children are getting a healthy meal because of you

Thank you for feeding hungry school children in India's poorest villages. Your gift provides a starving child with a healthy meal. You are helping to feed 200 children with a school meal.

Many children in the villages come from poor families, and their parents are unable to feed them or send them to school. When they come to school, they are starving and weak. This is a challenge and makes it very hard to focus in class. Sometimes the children skip school and work in the fields to earn some money instead of attending classes. 

But your gift feeds children like Mahitha with a nutritious school meal every day.

Mahitha grew up in a troubled household. Her  mother died because of cancer and her father is an alcoholic, who doesn't work to support the family. Since Mahitha wasn't getting good care, she went to live with her grandmother. Her grandmother took care of her but she was too poor to give Mahitha her most basic needs sometimes. She didn't have enough money to send her to school and she couldn't afford to always feed her.

When they found that the nearby India Partners school offers children a free lunch and an education, both Mahitha and her grandmother were overjoyed. Mahitha gets a chance to attend school every day and she also gets one healthy meal a day. You are nourishing and feeding this little girl with much needed food and knowledge.

Thank you for your support. You are feeding children like Mahitha with a hearty and nutritious meal.

Sincerely,
John Sparks
President
India Partners

You are feeding children like Devi
You are feeding children like Devi

Dear friend,

Thank you for your gift to feed hungry school children in India. Your gift provides a starving child living in poverty with a healthy meal. You helped to feed 200 children with a school meal.

Many children in the villages come from poor families, and their parents are unable to feed them or send them to school. When they come to school, their stomachs are empty and it makes it very hard to focus in class. Sometimes the children skip school and work in the fields to earn some money instead of attending classes. 

But your gift feeds children like Devi and gives them an opportunity to receive healthy and satisfying school lunches.

Devi comes from a very poor family who has struggled a lot to make ends meet. Her father is a rickshaw puller and her mother is bed ridden so she cannot do any work. The money which her father earns as a rickshaw puller is not even enough to feed him, his wife and kids.

Thankfully, Devi is attending one of our schools, which provides her with a nutritious meal every day. She is able to focus in class and she doesn't need to miss school in order to work and provide for her family. Her family feels so happy that their child is not only receiving food but also an education. They are excited to send their daughter to school because they know she is learning and growing so much.

Thank you for your support. You are feeding children like Devi with nutritious meals every day.

Sincerely,

John Sparks
President
India Partners

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