Food and basic needs for the poor.

by Voice Of the Bride Ministries
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Food and basic needs for the poor.
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Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.
Food and basic needs for the poor.

Project Report | Sep 29, 2015
The children are the future

By J. Wayne Kiger-Rice | Project leader and VOB founder/director

There are many many children in Tijuana. Possibly half of the population at this point. It's hard to determine an actual population count due to several reasons: Unrecorded births at home, many foreign migrants who have flocked to Tijuana in attempt to enter the U.S, and many who have been deported from the U.S. Among all of these, are many families. Quite often, when one parent has been deported, the other may follow in order to keep their families together. However, this is not always the case. Therefore, many families are split apart by a 14 foot border wall. When the parents do stay together, and are deported with their children, these children may be actual U.S. citizens, having been born in the States.

Any one of these possibilities can be hard on someone, but it is especially hard on a child. We make great efforts to help keep an extra watchful eye on the children we serve, to ensure that they are safe and provided for. We want to give them a greater opportunity to succeed in life, and hopefully have a brighter future. The children often have greater faith, and are generally more positive about circumstances, however it may not take long for that light to grow dim if they are not encouraged.

We love having the kids help us distribute the food. They love to do it, and love being a part of doing something good. Our hope, is that it instills good values and integrity which will help them look beyond challenges and learn how to overcome them.

One thing we are committed to, is keeping children in schoool who want to be in school. We provide needed school supplies, shoes and clothes. One of our mission partners, also provides breakfast each morning before school for the children in the area, so that they are not disctracted by being hungry in school.

We have mentioned before, that the schools in Tijuana are very crowded. And although they already have 2 swing shifts a day (1 group of kids go from 8-2pm and a 2nd group will go 2-8pm), they still have the lottery system in place. Each shool year, a lottery is cast and niños who did not make the cut, are not invited back to public school. We currently sponsor a few kids to attend private school, so they do not become the common statistic. Forty percent never make it to high school, mostly due to the costs of books, uniforms and entry fees, even in public schools.

We appreciate your generous giving to help us help the children and future leaders of this third world nation. Together, we can make a difference one child at a time!

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Voice Of the Bride Ministries

Location: Liberty, NC - USA
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Project Leader:
Wayne Kiger-Rice
San Diego , CA United States
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