Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners

by Human Development Foundation (Mercy Centre)
Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners
Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners
Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners
Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners
Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners
Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners
Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners
Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners
Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners
Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners
Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners
Rice for malnourished slum kindergartners

Summary

We serve almost 1 million meals in the slums each year, which makes rice our most important food staple. We provide rice every day to the 1,000 children enrolled in our 16 kindergartens. One in ten children who enters our schools is malnourished and hungry, and it's very hard for a child to learn his first lesson on an empty stomach. These healthy meals for poor kids help the whole family, benefitting the larger community. In addition, we provide food for the 85 orphans who live in our centre.

$100,000
total goal
$47,283
remaining
1,019
donors
10
monthly donors
3
fundraisers
11
years

Challenge

We run 16kindergartens throughout the slums of Bangkok and feed 1,000 kindergartners every day. Rice is the basic staple for all meals. In total, every month we buy five and half metric tons of rice for our children, kindergarten students, and poorest neighbors in the slum. With your help we can help the children stay healthy and develop their minds and bodies.

Solution

Rice is a large part of our school and general operating budget. By reducing food costs, we can reach out further to the poorest families in the community, sponsor the education of more destitute children, protect more vulnerable street children, and help those who need our help the most in their times of greatest need.

Long-Term Impact

It is very difficult for a child to learn on an empty stomach. With your support we will help reduce chronic malnutrition among the slum kindergartners and help the children stay healthy and develop as normal children. In the past 50 years, over 56,000 poor children have graduated from our kindergartens with a healthy start as they enter government primary schools. Please help us give the poorest children a chance.

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Organization Information

Human Development Foundation (Mercy Centre)

Location: Bangkok, Thailand - Thailand
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Project Leader:
Khun Prawina
Bangkok , Bangkok Thailand
$52,717 raised of $100,000 goal
 
1,540 donations
$47,283 to go
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