Thursday, December 17, 2009

Continue the Smiles in 2010

The upbeat,cheery Christmas tune on this video showcases the children impacted by the projects you can give to now to bring even more smiles in 2010.



You can pick a Christmas Gift with impact
by linking to the 2010 Children's Hope Catalog
.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

India: Educating the Children of the Slums


The cute kids in this video come from the slums and impoverished fishing villages around Kakinada, India. Over 7000 children are now receiving a free education and so have a chance to rise above the poverty they live in.

Help keep these kids in school by becoming a Partner in India

Give to education in India

For Christmas, buy the school supplies these kids need 2010 CHI Catalog

Thursday, November 19, 2009

China: Orphan's Heart Surgery





















For the first time in her three years, Qing Qing is finally sleeping (In her PJs at right). A series of infections over the past six months delayed her critical heart surgery. Once during this wait, her heart just gave out - Quin Quin nearly died. But finally last week, little Quin Quin was strong enough to have the first of the two operations she needs. Since the day she was delivered to the orphanage, her blue colored skin told the caregivers that this little girl was not getting enough oxygen. The lack of oxygen was created by a severe heart condition that made everything difficult for the orphaned baby, even falling asleep.

You can be a partner in one Chinese child's heart surgery

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Candy Craze Helps Street Children in India


Our friends at Candy Craze provided 200 Indian children with blankets to hold off the chill of winter nights. All those kids also had a hot meal the evening they received their blankets. In addition, the purchases of Candy Craze Take-out boxes paid for two mobile medical clinics to impoverished villages so that 150 patients could receive free medical treatment.

2010 Gift Catalog makes it possible for you to help these Indian children.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ethiopia: Water is Now Flowing at Bright Hope School


For years, the 2100 students at Bright Hope School went all day with no fresh water to drink: Yesterday that all changed. Water came flowing out of the ground as the drilling rig hit drinkable water at 80 meters below the school property.

“The Bright Hope director was crying in joy when she saw water coming out from the ground”, said Tsegay Fesseha, Children’s Hope-Ethiopia Director.


Enjoying this much anticipated moment, were the members of a work detail from Harvest Church of Billings Montana. The Harvest team is at Bright Hope this week reconstructing the front gate wall that leads into the school grounds. Bright Hope community volunteers are assisting with this tough manual labor needed in order to complete the job by the end of the week.

The well is the first project of the Bright Hope School Garden Project. With water soon to be available, the chicken hatchery buildings and the vegetable garden cultivation can begin.
This self sustaining mini-farm will provide nutritious meals of protein and vegetables for the students who all come from impoverished homes.

You can be a Bright Hope School Partner

Read more about the Bright Hope Garden Project

Monday, October 26, 2009

Post-surgery, Chinese orphans rehabilitate at CHI's Beijing Hope House

On the last day of the three week trip exploring the projects made possible by the gifts from friends of Children's Hope, I spent a little time at Alenah's Home in Beijing for orphans who recently received surgery. For six months to a year, or even longer, these orphans have a place to recover. A new larger location is being rehabbed as I type, a temporary home for around 30 children. Please consider giving to the operation of the CHI Beijing- Alenah's Home. These are great kids who need time to heal.

Become a Partner of the Beijing Hope House


Friday, October 23, 2009

Old Beichuan Will Be Remembered; As Survivors Find a Way to Cope

Sometimes I cringed and sometimes I laughed while listening to earthquake survival stories from my dinner companions last night. Almost 18 months removed from the May 12, 2008 earthquake, residents of Sichuan province all have a story. One 60-year-old man, who admits he was frightened beyond belief, explained how the earth flowed like water below him. Worried in his fear that the ground would open up to swallow him, he chuckled as he recalled his attempts to grab the trunk of a tree, only to miss every time he reached out because the tree was moving so violently side to side.

Today it was only solemn disbelief as I looked from atop a mountainside lookout at the tomb of 30,000 people of Old Beichuan. While much of the rubble in the region west of Mianyang has been cleared and many families are now back in newly constructed homes, the government lets Old Beichuan sit as it did after the shaking from the 8.0 earthquake ended. It will stay as rubble in honor of all who are buried below it. A museum to honor all 80,000+ who died throughout Sichuan Province will also be erected next to the destroyed city.

Some six miles east, down the canyon, 50 cranes reach above the new apartment buildings being constructed for the new Old Beichuan. This will be home for the 70,000 residents who survived.

Children's Hope counselors are working to bring hope to surviving children and their families in the relocation camps. In seven Hope Centers throughout the earthquake affected region, earthquake orphans or children with one surviving parent have been given a shoulder to cry on and loving support for over a year.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Visiting Mianyang, in the heart of earthquake hit Sichuan


With a two hour flight west of Beijing early this morning, I was on time for lunch with a bunch of great kids at a Buddhist run orphanage. In this remote location south of Mianyang, the children are getting an excellent education by four retired school teachers. Several kids from this orphanage have gone on to universities. We worked off our lunch with several rounds of ping pong.

After an hour long drive back to the north of Mianyang, I met a little girl whose chance at ever walking may depend on us. This little 18-month-old orphan has severe club feet that need immediate attention. Because of the complexity of the surgeries, the Chinese government may not pay for the procedures. She'll have to be taken from Mianyang to a orthopedic specialist hospital in Beijing in order for this to be properly repaired. I will keep you up on the status of her surgery options.

Tomorrow I will visit one of the CHI - Hope Centers in the area near Mianyang that was devastated by the 2008 earthquake.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

China's Children still need You

From the narrow, crowded roads of Kakinada, India, I finally arrived to the broad streets of Beijing: Home of 16 million people and 4 million cars. With that many cars, it doesn't matter how wide the roads are, they get just as packed as the roads in Kakinada.

Although many of the cities of China are now huge modern metro regions, there are still numerous issues that Children's Hope is attacking for China's orphans and children from impoverished homes.

Today at a Beijing Hospital, that regularly performs some of the more complex surgeries for Children's Hope cases, I met Yun Lian, from an orphanage in Yunchen. She was brought to Beijing for a possible surgery to correct a previous operation on her Spina Bifida, first performed at a county hospital near her orphanage seven years ago. Over 450 surgeries for Chinese children have been completed in 2009 because of your great support. Many of these were life-saving heart surgeries. Some are life-changing like Yun Lian's.

In the northern reaches of Beijing, I went to the ErKang Hospital to see a program that is changing the lives of children born with Cerebral Palsy. Through this program, the parents of children with CP are learning the therapy they need to administer so their children will have better range of motion. One 14-year-old, who had never walked prior to the program, is now rambling down the halls of the hospital with a big smile on his face.

For many of the poor rural families who have one of the three million Chinese children with CP, therapy is not available in their area and they can't afford it even if it was. So this program houses the parents and the children at the hospital so the child can receive therapy and the parents can, at the same time, learn how to perform the therapy techniques back at home. The length of stay is determined by the severity of the child's CP.

It was heart warming to hear about the numerous children who, with only the beginnings of therapy, are making great progress.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

India: Cory concludes his stay in India with a Bountiful Harvest


I finished my last full day in India at the rice farming village of Siripurum. The village elders gathered around 200 women, with young children, to receive fresh produce and rice. The Children's Hope partners in India distributed hundreds of pounds of rice, potatoes, tomatoes, onions and green peppers. This program helps these families with added nutrition as they hold on for the rice harvest in December.

“There is a great need here and in most of the small rural villages,” Paparao Yeluchuri says. “If God provides the funds, we will go to many more villages.”

It costs over $500 each time Mission to The Nations runs this rice and produce giving project. The several feeding projects I witnessed serving the warm Upma, runs around $30. The joy in the eyes of those who are receiving this food is priceless.

Bring Relief to the Suffering of India

Saturday, October 17, 2009

India: Villagers Gather at the Well

video
Today I had the thrill to see our donor's gifts give added health to an entire community. As you can see in the video, village women were filling their stainless steel water pots with clean fresh safe drinking water. The well was bored a few months ago but the families are thrilled to see water borne illnesses being eliminated from their community. In contrast I shot video at a nearby village that does not have a well. The villagers were carrying their pots to the local muddy pond, shared with water buffalo, to get their day's water for cooking, bathing and cleaning clothes. These shallow wells are a miracle to the people who have access and it's almost a miracle that one can be bored for $650.
Bore a well in India

Friday, October 16, 2009

India’s Children from Poor Fishing Families Receive Medical Care and Education


After last evenings feeding program at a fishing village north of Kakinada, our partners in India, Mission to the Nations, kept me busy all day today. We first went to visit two of the 15 schools run for the 7000 children, from impoverished homes, who would not receive an education without this opportunity. Many donors have given in the past year to supply these children with books, notebooks and slates. Also, a number of these children are in the sponsorship program so their uniforms and funding for their education is provided.

The homes these children come from are extremely impoverished. I saw their neighborhoods when we visited the New Life orphanage and when the MTN staff held a mobile medical clinic for 150 people this evening.

The poorest of the poor in this area are fishing families. Those are the ones you see in line with their children to be examined by the doctor. A day out in the Bay of Bengal, on most days, does not provide much more than food for these families. On a good day, the fishermen can sell some of their catch. On a bad day, the children don’t eat. Even those good days don’t provide much.

India: Education Helps Pull These Children Out Of Poverty

These are photos of some of the 7000 children from impoverished homes in Kakinada, India, who receive a free education to help lift them out of poverty.
You can be the one who helps keep the doors open

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ethiopia: Bright Hope Students Sing

The Ethiopian kids at Bright Hope School are wonderfully fun loving despite their living conditions.

Help Build the Bright Hope School Mini-Farm in Ethiopia

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ethiopia: Bright Hope School Sign Man


Using felt pens and makers, Mengstu makes all the instructional visual aids for Bright Hope (Biruh Tesfa) School. Maps of the world, periodic tables, biology models and alphabet quiz cards all originate in Mengstu’s studio.

Exceptional staff and teachers at Bright Hope are doing all they can to help lift the 2100 students kids out of a desperate life style. The hunger from a lack of nutritional foods and fresh water hinder the children’s education.

The Bright Hope Garden Project is a group of churches, organizations and individuals coming together to help build a self sustaining mini-farm at the school. At completion the children will be provided safe drinking water and protein in their diet from chickens and eggs as well as vitamin packed vegetables.

Come join the Bright Hope Project





Come join the Bright Hope Project

Northern Ethiopia: Mekele Mom Wants to See Her Daughter Run Again


Berhan Yohannce sells apples by the side of the rocky road down from her house.
Her husband died from AIDS leaving her with no support to raise her two children.
So she does what she can.

Now Berhan’s 11-year old daughter, Mehret, has developed a malady that is attacking the muscles in her left leg. Walking is becoming more and more difficult. Doctors in Mekele, Ethiopia tell Berhan that successful treatment is only possible if she takes her daughter to a hospital in Addis Ababa. Living on the income from selling apples will not provide near enough for the two day bus trip and lodging in the capital city, let alone the hospital examination and treatment. Let’s make sure Mehret can walk and run again.

Give Now to help Mehret (designate “Mehret’s medical fund” with your gift)
www.HelpAnOrphan.org

Monday, October 12, 2009

Everyday Life Looks Like a Movie


Monday is market day in the northern Ethiopian city of Mekele. Caravans of goats, cattle, camels and donkeys are herded to town to sell in a large open market. Most farm families subsist on one to five acres of land; raising wheat and livestock. Since it is harvest time, I saw many out in the fields with their hand sickles cutting down this year’s crop. The photos are of men haggling over a sale price.

Coffee Time in Ethiopia with Hurting Families


If traveling north to Mekele by car, it would take you two days of hard driving.
The road follows a mountain chain the entire route between the two cities, so it is switch backs for hours on highways that sometimes are only gravel. Fortunately it was only a 50 minute flight for me.

As soon as I arrived early on Tuesday, the Children’s Hope child sponsorship coordinator for the Tigre region loaded me into a covered motorcycle taxi called a “By-Judge” (phonetic spelling of course).We visited the homes of six families who are in desperate situations. All were so gracious and giving. At the 10 x 10 home of a single young mom with four children, the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony was served. She has absolutely nothing, but with the help of her neighbor, we enjoyed popcorn and freshly ground coffee roasted over an open flame inside the small house.

The photo of the little boy is chilling. It is of 6-year-old Andoni inside his cinder block home with a tin front door. He lives with his three sisters and his disabled father. They live off around $42/month. Andoni is hurting. He needs Hope.

www.HelpAnOrphan.org

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Chicago Soccer Club Fields Team in Ethiopia

The Tinley Park Bobcats of Northern Illinois now have an expansion league in Addis Ababa. Pastor Girum Molla of the Gofa Christian Brethren (Wondimamach) Church, gladly took delivery of 130 soccer jerseys, 100 pairs of soccer socks and around 80 pairs of shorts. The children in their soccer outreach program will now have spiffy new uniforms with a Chicago flair.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bright Hope School

Bright Hope Smiles

Morning Chores in Bright Hope Community

Ethiopia: Bright Hope School Visit


Cory in Addis Ababa
The kids of Bright Hope lifted my heart today. Class after class that I visited was so welcoming and respectful. Two of the classes sang songs to me with such gusto; their combined voices buried my video camera’s audio meter. (I hope to show you part of that video as soon as I travel away from dial-up internet).

The reality of their lives, however, broke my heart. These 2100 children come from a community that grew up around a leprosy hospital. For decades families suffering from leprosy have immigrated from all over Ethiopia to this slum, on the western edge of Addis Ababa, to seek treatment.

Many of the children don’t even get one meal a day. Some even head to the nearby dump at lunch time to scavenge for a scrap of food. The Bright Hope School Garden project will give these kids a chance. They are already receiving a fabulous education but hungry tummies have a hard time learning.

The garden and chicken hatchery will provide these kids with at least one highly nutritious meal of protein and vegetables everyday. The well will give them water to drink at school and at home. After what I saw today, I can not implore you enough to help finalize the Bright Hope Garden Project.

I want to give a gift to Bright Hope

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ethiopia: Uniforms Make it Through Customs

Oct. 7

After 22 hours of travel, the 130 soccer uniforms and I landed in Addis Ababa.
There was one last hurdle - customs approval. When the customs agent opened one of my bags, she gave me the “who are you kidding” look. The uniforms were just too new and beautiful for her to believe it was a donation for a church ministry. I pointed out that the jerseys had “Tinely Park Soccer” screen printed on them, in an effort to show her that all though these uniforms have never been used, they don’t have a U.S. resell value. After a couple of supervisors got involved, it appeared I would have to store the uniforms at customs until I could return with an official letter stating the use of this donation from our office in Ethiopia. They would not accept my letter signed and notarized by Children’s Hope in St. Louis.

I had spotted Tsegay, our CHI-Ethiopia director, waiting for me just outside the secure area. They allowed him to come in and explain the situation. Again they stated that the donors should given a monetary gift so that we could purchase from Ethiopian craftsman.

We all agreed on that, but this is a donation that will do wonders to enhance the Wondimamchoch church outreach to street children. After some more delays, the original customs agent came over to Tsegay and I and said, "Next time you need all the correct letters, but with this donation, I will let you go." So off we went with all the uniforms!

First Ethiopia Travel Hurdle Complete!

Oct 6, 2009

We received grace at the very beginning of the trip to Ethiopia. As I lugged my three duffel bags up to the check-in window, I immediately hit a snag with the 130 soccer uniforms making it to the street kids in Ethiopia. The check-in agent would not accept my notarized letter stating that the extra luggage was for humanitarian purposes. In order to add one bag to my allotted two bags, the agent told me matter-of-factly, that without an official corporate letter, I must pay $250.I was willing to do that but I was greatly disappointed. She seemed to instantly soften while she came up with a plan for me. She said she would let me on with two overweight bags, if I could combine all three bags into two bags 70 pounds or less each. My wife and I quickly extracted the vacuum packed jerseys, shorts and socks from one bag and wedged them on top of the uniforms (and my clothes) in the other two bags. We did it! Two overstuffed bags weighing around 65 pounds a piece. That is over 100 pounds of soccer heaven for the kiddos.

Thank you Lord, for getting all the uniforms on my flight to Addis Ababa for free. Now pray that customs in Ethiopia doesn’t think I am going to sell the new uniforms in the market so I can make the delivery to the church with the soccer club outreach to street children.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Ethiopia Well Work Begins

With Ethiopian media and local officials watching, the water drilling team was at Bright Hope School finalizing the well depth measurements. The boring of the well for Bright Hope School will mean safe fresh water for the 2100 children who attend. It also will provide water for the chicken hatchery and garden that will be constructed quickly following the construction of the well.

Bright Hope School Mini-Farm

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ethiopian Soccer Uniform Mountain

Children’s Hope staff was taking inventory today of around 400 complete soccer uniforms that are destined for children in Ethiopia. The Tinely Park Bobcats Soccer League, in Orland Park, Illinois, donated these never worn jerseys, shorts and socks. Impoverished children, many living on the streets of Addis Ababa, will receive these uniforms as part of the Wondimamchoch Church soccer outreach program in the Ethiopian capital. In addition to these 400, there were close to 100 soccer uniform sets that were delivered earlier in the year to another street children soccer ministry. If you would like to help Children’s Hope get these uniforms to Ethiopia, please contact Cory at cory.barron@ChildrensHope.net

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chickens by the Dozen


As the work on the fresh water well continues at the Bright Hope School, it is time to start funding the purchase of chickens, chicken feed, vegetable seed and gardening tools. With the completion of the well, the construction of the three chicken houses and the garden area will begin for the self sustaining mini-farm for the 2100 Bright Hope students and their community. One dozen chicks can be purchased for $35.

Ethiopia- Chickens

Ethiopia-Vegetable Seed

Ethiopia- Chicken Feed

Ethiopia- Garden Tools

Widows Getting Help

Mothers who have lost their husbands, struggle daily to provide enough food for their children.

Help a widowed mother feed her children

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Less than $2 per Patient

One of the most effective and satisfying projects for Children’s Hope India partners, is the mobile medical clinic. They set up in an area with no available medical care and watch mothers, with their children, quickly line-up to be seen by a doctor. Medicines are dispersed and even IVs given to those too weak to stand in line.

“Today CHI-India conducted a medical program where nearly 150 children received free medicine and treatment. In the villages, especially in the fishing villages, the children are suffering with many kinds of health problems. As I go to the streets, rural areas very often, I see their difficulties with their health,” said Paparao Yeluchuri.
A mobile medical clinic, like this one held in late August, is made possible for less than $2 per patient.

Your gift to a village medical clinic

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Look Inside Bright Hope School


Listen to the passion of the two pastors, during a visit to Bright Hope, while they talk about the potential impact the Bright Hope project will have on the 2100 children at Bright Hope, as well as the community they all live. The work is just now beginning and we will need more people to join in to complete the project.

PDF file describing Bright Hope Garden

How to give a gift to the Bright Hope project

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cute new photos from the Children's Hope Beijing Surgical Care Home.

CHI Beijing Care Home

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ethiopia: Construction of School’s Mini Farm Can Now Begin


The Bright Hope School Garden project in Ethiopia, which will create a self sustaining chicken hatchery and vegetable garden within the grounds of a school for impoverished children, got its final approval yesterday. The Garden project has been in limbo for the past five months awaiting this final go ahead from officials at five different government bureaus in Addis Ababa.
Tsegay Fesseha, Children's Hope Ethiopia Director (L), and Dr. Solomon, Bureau of Finance and Development Social and NGO's Affairs Coordinator

Boring, of the desperately needed water well for the school, of over 2000 students, will start immediately. Construction of the chicken coops, equipment buildings and the 1.5 acre vegetable garden will begin shortly after the well work is complete.

Pick up a hoe and join the Bright Hope Garden Team

Read more about the Bright Hope School Garden

Monday, August 24, 2009

Well #68 for India

600 more families in Southeast India now have safe drinking water.

Less than $1/family helped, bores a well in India

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ending Poverty, Starts with School


Ethiopian children in the Children’s Hope Sponsorship program were filling up their new backpacks with supplies, as the beginning of school approaches. Each child received 10 academic exercise books with pens and pencils to go in their new book bags.

Sponsor a child in Ethiopia

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Vietnam- New School Year


Children in the child sponsorship program in Vinh Long Vietnam received additional education support as a new school year begins. Each of the 142 children received one set of text books and several academic exercise work-books. This will give the children additional training in math, English, physics and chemistry.

You can help keep these kids in school by becoming a Partner in Vietnam

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Water Well for Ethiopian Children May Soon Have Government Approval


Children’s Hope staff is hopeful that safe fresh drinking water will be flowing soon for the Bright Hope School in Ethiopia. The approval of a well to water the crops and chickens for the self sustaining mini-farm proposed for the school in Addis Ababa is running a five month bureaucratic course. Several different government agencies were required to review and then approve the overall plan that will create an oasis of hope at the school of 2100 children who have lost at least one parent to AIDS or Leprosy. It appears this process is wrapping up.


The streets outside Bright Hope School

Fresh vegetables, eggs and chickens as well as safe cool water to drink are all but impossible to find in this forgotten community on the western edge of the city. Several churches and individuals have committed to help complete the $100,000 project. The children will not only be healthier, they will learn skills helping tend the garden and chicken hatchery.

“No one has ever helped us like this before,” a Bright Hope school official said.


You can help with the Rooster House and Garden.
Read more about the Bright Hope Garden: Bright Hope Garden PDF

Give a Gift now to Bright Hope

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Street children in Kakinada, India with new tooth paste and brushes

Orphan Tree of Hope

We are signing up Churches and community groups to bring a smile to a child by displaying an Orphan Tree of Hope .


2009 Orphan Tree of Hope Projects

All Countries- Gifts for orphans

China- Surgery for orphans and impoverished children

India- a) Food/ clothing for street children b) medical clinics c) Fresh Water Well

Ethiopia- a) Chickens & feed b) Food and Shoes for Ethiopian orphans

Vietnam- a) School Supplies (uniforms and books) b) Extra meal project

Contact to get started:
Michelle Wehde Howdeshell
Michelle.Howdeshell@ChildrensHope.net
Director of Church and Community Development
Children's Hope International
314-812-1746 or 636-379-3361

Monday, August 3, 2009

Gushing Well Water

Today we received some wonderful photos from India. These are of five fresh water wells (#62 - #66) that were bored over the past week in Indian villages. (That’s six we got in today if the school well is included).

Here is one in a Leprosy colony that will be the water source for 200 families.
Paparao in India writes:
Since the people suffering from leprosy are separated from the general population, they have trouble getting even one pot of drinking water. The people out side of this leper colony are not allowing the lepers to take water from their wells. So, with your kind help, I bore a separate well for the leper patients. They are so happy and very thankful to you for your kind help.

2300 families served by these five new wells


You Can build a well for the families of a village

Candy Water


One of our loyal corporate sponsors, Candy Craze, turned candy into fresh sweet water for students in India. This month, the sale of their take-out boxes full of treats, also helped purchase school supplies for some of those same students.

You too can build a well for less than $600

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Heart for Orphan's Heart

Maria Perez, 8, who one day would like to become a surgeon, decided to help Chinese children who needed surgery. So for her “Gotcha Day” (celebration of her adoption day), she asked family and friends for contributions to her cause. Her goal was to raise $500. She was overwhelmed with responses and the gifts that equaled over $1700!

Maria truly changed the life of a child in China. The gifts from her Gotha Day, added to other donations, helped finalize the heart operation for 18-month-old Zhi Zhou from Henan Province. The July 12 surgery repaired the Pulmonary Stenosis that was putting stress on his heart muscle.

Children’s Hope-China staff writes regarding his recovery: Zhi Zhou can now get off the bed and play with other little patients in his room. He is so cute that everyone loves him. He has brought so much fun to them so they don’t want to let him leave.

Good Job Maria!

Read about Maria and other Children’s Hope Junior Ambassadors






Zhi Zhou after surgery in July 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

India: The School Supplies Have Just Arrived!



Today, we started helping the poor students with text books, notebooks, black boards, stationary - all their schooling needs. We collected over 20,000 items. The children and the teaching staff were so very happy for this great gift.

Blessings,
Paparo

Dear Children’s Hope Friend,

Over 7000 Indian children are receiving a free education at several Christian schools in Andhra Pradesh state. This is an education not one of them can afford. It can lift them out of a life of poverty and bring them the message of Hope.

Because of the rapidly growing number of children attending, school supplies will be a continuing area you can help.

Can you help one child from an impoverished home in India succeed at school?
$15 for two uniforms
$10 for school supplies
That total is, $25 for one child

Supply a child with the education tools she needs- click here

Watch the video of the children in school. It will make you smile:

$1 Provides Medical Care for a Child in India

Mothers lined up to have their children seen by a physician at this outdoor clinic provided by a gift from a friend of Children’s Hope. For slightly more than 1 DOLLAR per child, you can make a real difference.

Medical clinic - people lined up
From an email from Children’s Hope - India partner, Paparao:
Today, we have conducted a medical program specifically for the children. Due to heavy rains and oppressive heat, many children are getting general sickness like fever, cough, cold, body pains, asthma, etc. So, our medical team really worked well today and helped about 200 small kids.

With many kind regards,

Paparao
Click here to support a one day medical clinic


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