When Marion and her father went to a local health center, the doctor used the same needle on both of them due to a shortage of supplies. Marion’s father was unaware of the danger this posed to his daughter.
Ekwamkrom is a community blessed with a natural water body, the Akora River, which serves as the major source of water for all household needs. But the river is a mixed blessing.
When the water plant in Colta Monjas Alto stopped working, everybody in the community started to drink piped water that wasn’t treated at all. Little by little, the Colta Monjas Alto inhabitants, especially the children, started to get ill.
The total cost of Fatao’s surgery, including passport, visa, travel, the surgery itself and follow-up care, is $23,000. As we did a few years ago with Alexander, we’re asking you for help. Please make a donation to help pay for Fatao’s heart surgery.
Theresa is one of the 28 sponsored youth who are studying at the AMG Skilled Hands Technical College through our ministry’s Complementary Intervention’s Non-Formal Education funds.
Meningitis is an infectious disease that causes hearing loss and brain damage. Burkina Faso is one of the hardest hit countries in the meningitis belt and is the first African country committing itself to a nationwide campaign to vaccinate all of its children against the disease.
Families who participated in our 2009 food security programs have now built up adequate reserves to survive two or three years of poor harvest.
We cannot live without water. It cleanses and nourishes our bodies. Every living creature needs clean water to survive.
Child development specialists say that 18-year-old Emilda Soriano has the mental capacity of a 3-year-old. But this hasn’t prevented her from qualifying to represent the Philippines in track and field at the International Special Olympics in Athens, Greece this summer. Let’s raise the money to send Emilda to Greece.
It starts with a mosquito bite. Then there’s an itch. And for us, it’s just an annoyance. But for children in poverty, the bite is just the beginning, and the itch isn’t the problem. The real problem is the malaria.
The eyes of hundreds of thousands of people are glued to the field. A commentator narrates the last seconds of the game: “… and there comes Landaverde with a pass from Valdez… Landaverde surpasses the defense quite easily; he aims at the goal… shoots… AND SCORES!!!” El Salvador wins. The people in the stadium shout and celebrate; the national team has won the World Cup.