Donors Join Hands to Fund Projects for Children

by Virginia Sowers
Community Manager

It’s amazing what people can accomplish when they work together.

In just three months, 22 generous ChildFund supporters have raised $62,588 to reduce malaria in Zambia, feed malnourished children in Kenya and bring fresh water to rural communities in Timor Leste.

These supporters likely will never cross paths, but they all shared a common quest through Fund a Project, which identifies critical needs in ChildFund program countries.

For the project in Nambala, Zambia, five ChildFund contributors and one major donor have put up more than $41,000 for malaria prevention and education. The program will significantly increase the number of treated bed nets in Nambala. A much larger trained force of malaria agents will also educate households on prevention and management.

In Kenya, ChildFund’s successful Pamoja nutritional support program will continue and expand to the Mukuru informal settlement in Nairobi, thanks to the generosity of a major donor and 10 contributors who gave more than $18,000.

The program will supplement the nutritional needs and reduce the levels of malnutrition in preschool children within the settlement. Funds will also cover the costs of transporting and distributing the supplement, employing cooks to properly prepare foods for the children and monitoring children’s progress to ensure the reversal of malnutrition.

In Timor Leste, children will no longer have to walk up to 40 minutes to reach a source of potable water and then carry a supply home to their families. With more than $2,800 from five contributors, ChildFund will be providing a nearby source of clean water for approximately 15 rural families. Without such long treks for water, children will have more time to study, play and help with other family chores.

All three projects should be under way this spring and summer.

More worthy projects await funding. So, what else can we do together?

2 Responses to Donors Join Hands to Fund Projects for Children

  • This is a wonderful project that goes to the core of our ChildFund mission to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives….

    Our supporters are proving that together we can do great things for children living in poverty.

  • I think it is amazing what you who have donated to provide these kid the opportunity to have these kid with clean water and the project move me to hear that there are people that care the the kids in need. God Bless

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