Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Furniture for Russian Orphans

Orphaned Russian babies found their newly donated play-pen
to be quite roomy and comfortable in an orphanage just north of Kazakhstan.

The new wooden arm chairs at the Specialized Children’s Home #2 in Chelyabinsk, Russia;
home to over 100 orphaned children under 4-years-old.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

20th Safe Drinking Water Well in 2012

This is the 19th well donated by the students from the
Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Missouri
Over 20,000 people living in 20 impoverished Indian communities have received water wells through Children’s Hope International Foundation in 2012. Since these poor villages sit on the coast of the Bay of Bengal, it only requires an inexpensive shallow hand pump well to deliver palatable water to hundreds of people.

But there are still dozens of farming communities and fishing villages in the southern reaches of Andhra Pradesh that are on the waiting list for new water wells. In most cases, the villagers are using disease filled drainage ponds as their only source of water. These polluted water supplies sprout many deadly water borne pathogens that are especially dangerous to children’s health.    

Monday, August 13, 2012

Burned Girl Making Many American Friends

Haodi plays at a park near her Boston area host home, while
recovering from surgery on her burned face and neck.
Haodi, the burned Chinese girl with the infectious smile, is finalizing her recovery after her forth surgery visit in six years to Boston’s Shriners Hospital. Many wonderful volunteers have made this trip to Boston from China as happy as possible for Haodi and her mother. Her last doctor appointment before going back home, is in one week.

When Haodi was 1, a boiling pot of noodles poured down her face. She was treated at a local hospital in China, but the extreme scarring required the experts at Shriners burn hospital.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Feeding Orphaned Babies

Ethiopian orphanage nanny feeding baby with formula
donated by
Children's Hope International Foundation
The Children’s Hope – Ethiopia staff has distributed this year, over 500 cans (14oz) of powdered baby formula to needy orphanages. Each can makes about 100 ounces of high nutrition liquid formula. That is enough to feed one baby for almost a week.

So baby formula donations to Children’s Hope helped feed over 50 African orphans for nearly ten weeks (500 cans x 1 can that feeds 1 child for 1 week). Without financial help, most Ethiopian orphanages cannot afford to feed the babies what they need for proper growth.

Baby formula is the number one request from orphanage directors, so it is good to know that this baby formula helped increase the nutritional intake of many orphaned babies.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Abandoned African Mothers Learning about Business

The 50 Ethiopian single mothers, who gathered for a class at the Children’s Hope- House of Hope in Addis Ababa, learned how they can start a business. It is a basic course in entrepreneurship to help the women see the possibilities of supporting their families.

Often married before even becoming teenagers, uneducated and now abandoned by their husbands, they struggle to feed their children. Children’s Hope has helped all 50 mothers with rent and food for several years, but becoming less dependent starts with business training. Showing the women how they can provide for themselves by creating a sustainable flow of income is the goal of the class.

“Whether it was death from AIDS or their husbands walked away, these single mothers in Ethiopia struggle to provide for their children,” said Cory Barron, Children’s Hope Development Aid.

A micro-loan will be available to any class participant who applies with a viable business plan. The Children’s Hope small business loan program will help the single mothers open a road side stand, rent a shop, or buy inventory and supplies.

Children’s Hope International Foundation provides hope for international orphans and children living in poverty through medical care, sustainable nutrition, safe drinking water, family preservation, and education; impacting the lives of thousands in China, Ethiopia, Colombia, Russia, Vietnam and India.  

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