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.
Jun 15, 2015

How your gift is providing shelter & food in Nepal

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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.

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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
Jun 4, 2015

12-year-old Ke Sawn is safe because of you!

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You're helping protect girls like Ke Sawn.

Ke Sawn is a bright, soft-spoken 12-year-old who has dreams of becoming a doctor someday. But the danger that surrounds her poor village in rural Laos threatens to steal that dream. Ke Sawn is extremely vulnerable, living just a few miles from the border of Thailand where evil traffickers lure children like her into captivity as domestic servants, slave laborers, or victims of Thailand’s seedy sex-tourism industry.

It’s heartbreaking to think of this innocent little girl trapped in those conditions, but it happens all the time in this part of the world.

You gift is protecting a young girl like Ke Sawn from this unspeakable fate and offering her the tools and knowledge to live a safe, productive, abundant life. You are making a lasting difference in the life of a child.

Like many from her village, Ke Sawn’s two oldest brothers went to Thailand to work. She and her younger brother work the family farm with her parents, struggling to grow enough food to survive.

Ke Sawn recently joined World Concern’s youth program where she is learning how to avoid traffickers’ deceptive offers and keep herself safe. She’s also learning valuable job skills, like sewing, that will help her earn income safely and close to home, so she can remain under the watchful eye of her parents.

As the group’s youngest member, she’s using her singing talent to help spread the message to other children in primary and secondary schools about human trafficking. Members of the group often use musical or drama performances to teach other children about the danger of being trafficked.

Because of you, the future looks bright—and safe—for Ke Sawn and many other vulnerable children. Thank you!

Ke Sawn outside her house with her younger brother
Ke Sawn outside her house with her younger brother
May 20, 2015

You're helping families like Nyariak's survive

You helped Nyariak open a tea shop for income!
You helped Nyariak open a tea shop for income!

Your gift to help rescue families displaced by conflict in South Sudan is reaching people in need with immediate aid and long-term assistance to resettle and rebuild their lives.

Since our last report, a total of 454 tons of food has been distributed to hungry families who fled violence in their hometowns and were unable to plant crops for this season. Your gift literally helped save their lives. Thank you!

One of those you helped rescue is a 28-year-old mother of two named Nyariak. She ran for her life when violence broke out in her hometown near the border of Unity state. Because of you, she received life-saving food. But you’ve also helped equip her with the means to provide for her family in lasting ways.

Nyariak joined a World Concern community bank, where she received small business training and a microloan to start a tea business. With her income, she has been able to purchase food for her family. She also saved up enough money to buy a goat and three chickens, which will provide milk and eggs for her children.

Nyariak is so grateful for the support. She says she plans to take another loan soon and expand her tea shop into a restaurant.

Your gift is not only helping families like Nyariak’s survive after conflict, but also resettle and rebuild their lives and livelihoods.

Some of the men you’ve helped are learning to make fishing nets and fish for food and income. And other families are being trained in dry-season vegetable farming so they can grow nutritious food for their families year-round.

Your gift is helping families in South Sudan survive with immediate assistance—and receive skills and training to feed their families long-term.

You provided emergency food for families in need.
You provided emergency food for families in need.
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You're equipping fishermen with income and food.
 

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