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Category:Food & Nutrition

Grandson Takes Care of Family

05/23/18 By:

Thirteen-year-old Kevin lives with his aging grandmother in a tiny, dilapidated hut in a rural Kenyan village. At least, Kevin calls her his grandmother. The reality is, he has no blood relative that is able or willing to take care of him and meet his needs. Kevin has no birth certificate either – which means that, according to the law, he has no rights. Right now, he can’t even sit his elementary school exams. And to cap it all, Kevin and his “grandmother” are being threatened with eviction from the small plot of land they live on – even though they simply have nowhere else to go. In Proverbs 31:8, we are called to “Speak up for those who cannot … Read more

05/15/18 By:

The steep mountainside in Manchay, Peru, is covered with a multitude of ramshackle huts clinging precariously to the rocky slopes. The higher up the mountain you live, the bleaker the terrain becomes – and the poorer you are. Margarita has lived in Manchay for eight years, arriving here after the sudden death of her husband. She was pregnant with her fifth child at the time. Living on the mountain in a hovel with no electricity or running water – and with five hungry mouths to feed on very little income – she soon became desperate. Wiping tears from her eyes, Margarita shares with me how everything was transformed for her family: “When I came to Kids Alive, I had no … Read more

A country brought to its knees and the God who cares…

03/09/17 By:

I was waiting in an airport departure lounge to board a plane when the email landed in my inbox. It was from my good friend, Francis Tombe, Kids Alive’s field director in South Sudan. The first words my eyes caught were “I don’t know what to do!” and my blood ran cold. The hubbub of noise created by airplane passengers around me faded into the background as I read, and re-read, Francis’ email. It was devastating. A famine has been declared in South Sudan. Men, women, children, babies, are dying of hunger. With the shortages of food, the prices of even basic supplies have skyrocketed. People simply cannot afford to buy food. Despite being weak with hunger, some are wandering … Read more

Shining God’s love in the darkness

01/16/17 By:

We live in an increasingly fragile and unstable world. According to the UN, almost 93 million people in 33 countries will need humanitarian aid this year. The number of refugees globally now stands at its highest level ever. Trafficking, abuse, poverty, disease, and hunger remain constant threats to so many vulnerable people across the globe. In 2017, Kids Alive will be there, working in some of the darkest places of the world – to follow Jesus, offer excellent care and support, and share eternal hope with vulnerable children and their families. We remain committed to serving in South Sudan, now ranked as one of the world’s poorest and most dangerous countries following a brutal three-year civil war. Our focus remains … Read more

Protest Threatening our Food Supply Comes to an End

03/20/15 By:

We are thankful to see the protest near our Friends of Peru Children’s Home come to an end. Earlier this week, Joel Posner reported that the protests were keeping them from getting to the market to buy food. They were close to moving to a menu of just bread and sardines, when the protests came to an end on Thursday. Please pray for the social unrest we see growing in Peru. According to El Comercio, “excessive use of force” accompanied social protests in 2014. Nine lives were lost last year during these protests and the trend of violence continues with 17 injuries (5 gunshot wounds) during this week’s events. Again, we are thankful that God has provided a safe haven for … Read more

Surprise Zambia!

03/21/14 By:

Our Lilato Children’s Village in Mongu, Zambia, received a surprise visit from the town’s Mayor, Madam Mushiba Kahumba, recently! Amazingly one of our staff, Lubinda, had just been talking to the staff in the morning about how we needed to buy some more ‘mealie meal’ for the children to eat – and then the Mayor arrived unexpectedly in the afternoon and donated several big sacks of this to us. How God provides – we are so thankful for the way that he meets our needs and answers our prayers. Read more

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