You have the ability to love and offer hope to someone you may never meet on this side of heaven. Through strategic partnerships, we are doing just that.
We have had the privilege of partnering with Iris Africa who currently has 1,200 vulnerable households registered for their Iris Africa Feeding Program in Malawi. Each month, they distribute food to help these families survive. These households include the elderly, people sick with HIV/AIDs, widows, orphans, the blind and disabled. The majority of these households include grandmothers who are caring for their orphaned grandchildren.
Because of the generosity of people like you, families like Joyce’s are receiving food in the midst of their desperate living situations:
Joyce and her five children share a small mud-brick and grass-roofed house in the southern Malawi village of Tengani. We heard about this family’s desperate situation from a concerned neighbor. After the death of Joyce’s husband, life became intolerable. Now they are alone, and desperately poor. Their possessions are few. They have a bucket, a small cooking pot, a mat to sleep on, and the clothes they wear. They survive from the money Joyce is able to earn by tending other people’s gardens. The little she earns buys a basin of maize, enough to eat once a day. The children skip school so they can cultivate the family garden where they grow sweet potatoes. They also collect firewood and sell small bundles at the market. They would like to go to school but they don’t have the time or the money for uniforms. We immediately provided this family with fortified rice-soy meals and will be establishing an action plan to help lead this family out of crisis.
Thank you to everyone who helps make missions like these possible. Let’s do more. Donate today, so we can feed more families like Joyce’s.