| Nov 20, 2014
Feeding hungry children - a Thanksgiving update
By Dr. Angelo Tomedi | Project Leader
Keep these children in mind this Thanksgiving
As we prepare for our Thanksgiving day feasts, I want to share with our donors some words of “asante” (thank you in Swahili) from the families who are no longer hungry because of your donations.
From Patricia, the mother of several children: “I and my family are thankful to Global Health for the food program –thank you and God bless you!”
From Mary: “I give a lot of thanks for the support from the food program toward my family. May God bless you all!”
Justine, a staff member of Kisesini clinic who helps distribute the food aid, said: “We are very grateful for the effort that you are doing for these families by providing basic needs for them, which for us as staff we could not have managed with our own money. This morning one of the family members said she is happy for everything you are doing to support them…the food they get monthly has helped to get rid of malnutrition among their children.”
Extreme poverty and food insecurity are a reality for many of the families who live in the villages of rural Kenya. The “Feed Hungry Children in Kenya” project now has 20 families who receive a monthly food ration and clothing for the children from Global Health Partnerships (GHP). The 21st family will be added this month thanks to a generous new donor. These families are among the poorest in Africa. They include children who lost their parents from AIDS, subsistence farmers who lost their crops from drought, and children whose mother died in childbirth. With a $42 monthly donation you can feed another family on the waiting list.
As Project Leader, and one who has personally visited these families, I would like to add my message of gratitude this Thanksgiving for your generosity. Relief from the hunger and child malnutrition can be provided by GHP very effectively and efficiently. As of July 1, 2014, 100% of the donations that are received by GHP go directly into program services! (A GHP Board member is covering all GHP administrative expenses).
Please share your thoughts with us about this program. How can we expand the project to reach other children, also among the poorest, who will go hungry this Thanksgiving?