World Concern

World Concern provides life, opportunity and hope to suffering people around the world through disaster response and development programs. Motivated by our love of Christ, we bring hope and reconciliation to those we serve, so they may in turn share with others.
Jul 17, 2015

Lives Have Totally Changed Thanks to You!

Encise is succeeding in school because of you!
Encise is succeeding in school because of you!

I’ve got some wonderful news to share with you!

The goat project in Haiti you’ve help support is now fully funded! This means that 70 girls have received goats and are now able to stay in school and get an education. You’re such a blessing, so on behalf of each one, thank you!

Girls in Haiti are now living completely different, and much more hopeful lives thanks to your generosity.

Do you remember Manoucha? While there are still many challenges where she lives, Manoucha is still smiling gratefully for the new opportunity you’ve given her.

She dreamed of finishing school and becoming a nurse, but had faced so many health challenges that at times she felt absolutely discouraged about ever getting making it through, let alone escaping the poverty her family was in.  

So when World Concern used your gift to buy her a goat, it immediately gave Manoucha hope. And now thanks to you, she’s raising healthy goats (yes, goats!) and has a renewed spirit to achieve those dreams.

Fania is another young girl whose life you’ve transformed. She’ll be finishing the 6th grade soon, so that means the goat you were able to give her will now be full grown. It’s likely had kids and the extra income will be relieving the burden of poverty on her family.

“I know how to take care of the goat because I learned some things in the training.” Fania said proudly. Because of your gift, Fania was trained and now her goats are thriving!

Each year, a goat can give between six and nine kids so your gift has a multiplying effect for Manoucha and Fania–and their families. With a sustainable income, both girls can stay in school, get an education and have every chance to earn their way out of poverty.

And how could we forget Encise! Just like the other girls, Encise is well on the way to achieving her dreams–all thanks to you! She’ll be in high school soon and like Manoucha, wants to become a nurse.

I hope you know how valuable you are! In Haiti, a country that’s struggling in so many ways, your gifts of goats to girls bring hope, and are changing (and have totally changed) lives.

Jun 19, 2015

Your gift of a goat is multiplying!

Your gift benefitted Angeline (left) and Naama!
Your gift benefitted Angeline (left) and Naama!

Your gift to help keep girls in school in Haiti is multiplying! Each time a girl receives a goat and her goat gets pregnant, she sell’s her goat’s first offspring, enabling her to earn money to help pay for school fees. After the first baby is sold, each girl passes the next goat to another student at her school so another child benefits from having a goat in the same way!

During the month of May, 13 children received kid goats through this project. Two of them, Nancy and Naama, received goats from girls in the program, so they can begin earning income for school fees too.

Sixteen-year-old Dahana was excited to pass a goat to her classmate Nancy. Dahana says that she her goat’s first offspring to help pay her tuition and now wants Nancy to have the same opportunity. Talk about paying it forward!

Thirteen-year-old Angeline comes from a family of 12 children, six boys and six girls. Without the income she’s received from her goat, she would not be able to attend school. But she was able to do even more than pay school fees. She proudly helps her mom with other family expenses, such as food and clothing, as well.

Angeline gave her goat’s second kid to Naama, another young girl at her school, so she could earn income too and continue to learn in school as well.

These girls are great examples of generosity – and so are you! Your gift helped make this possible. Thank you!

Dahana (left) shares the gift of a goat with Nancy
Dahana (left) shares the gift of a goat with Nancy
Jun 15, 2015

How your gift is providing shelter & food in Nepal

You
You're helping provide emergency food to families.

I wanted to update you on how your gift is helping families in Nepal rebuild their lives after the tragic earthquake. With your help, more communities have been reached with emergency supplies and vital shelter materials, just as the monsoon season begins. So far, we have supported distributions of food and shelter materials to more than 8,500 families across 5 districts.

Just last week, 121 families in the hard-hit Lalitpur region received corrugated galvanized iron sheeting to replace damaged roofing and provide protection from the rain. The homes in this area are mostly made of rocks, bricks, and mud, and they were heavily damaged in the quake. Having shelter materials provides vital protection for these devastated families. Thank you for helping make this possible!

Families in the Shrinathkot area received food and other critical supplies, which were given out by our Nepali partner ACN, with your support. These families also received shelter materials and medical care from volunteers in a temporary health camp.

A Nepali volunteer named Jyoti recounts her experience helping distribute emergency supplies:

“During the night time people all slept in the open maize fields and some did not even have mattresses to sleep on, just lying on the green grass field. Many small children had pneumonia due to sleeping outside, as nights were quite cold with some rain as well,” she said.

“In another village were most of the houses were destroyed I met a young woman who was wearing torn clothes that were her only clothes. The woman had two young children, a son of 7 years and a daughter of 4. I asked her about her husband and she told me he was not around. Her father-in-law was there and he said that the package of food we just had distributed was the first food they had received, as they did not have anything else to eat.”

You are making a huge impact in the lives of people who lost everything in this disaster. With your support, they are beginning the process of rebuilding their lives.

You
You're helping repair homes, like this woman's.
Metal sheet roofing being delivered to families.
Metal sheet roofing being delivered to families.
At 90 he has seen 2 major earthquakes, 1934 & 2015
At 90 he has seen 2 major earthquakes, 1934 & 2015

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