Facts About Child Hunger and Poverty

What you should know about how child hunger affects children’s well-being

Hunger is a problem that most often affects low-income families, because living in poverty means that people are often going without basic needs such as food, clothing, and adequate shelter. In order for a child to have a chance at a bright future, they need to eat healthy meals every day. When they’re hungry, children are more likely to be hospitalized, and they face a higher risk of health conditions because they have weakened immune […]

What You Should Know About Child Poverty and Health

Facts and statistics about how poverty can keep a child from being healthy

When parents aren’t able to provide adequately for their children, kids are subjected to health issues such as malnutrition and insufficient healthcare, which can lead to increases in school absences, tardiness rates, incidents of illness during class, and untreated health problems. Children from impoverished families are also more likely to be admitted to the hospital, which further increases the number of days on which they are absent from school. Poor families suffer from increased infant […]

Home Cooking in India

Thanks to our Hope In Action Fund, the J. Calvitt Clarke Home has a fully functioning dining room and kitchen

One of the ways we work to help children in our program is by supporting the needs of the affiliated sites where they are receiving care. This is especially important at our sites, like the J. Calvitt Clarke Home in India, where children not only attend school at the home but live during the week and require additional resources — including nutritious meals. A loving gift Today, we hear from our volunteer coordinator, Benarji, who […]

Getting Back into the Classroom

Our affiliated sites in India are now holding physical classes for students

We are grateful that despite many of the issues that India has faced during the pandemic, many of our affiliated sites in the country have been able to resume classes in person in 2022. A note from our volunteer coordinator the Chandrakal Boarding Home informed us about these important updates: “Our state government has given permission to re-open all the educational institutions for physical classes. We are happy to let you know that we have […]

Meeting Girls’ Needs in India and Kenya

Thanks to our partnership with Altr’d State, we are able to provide young women with feminine hygiene products

When we consider the needs of our sponsored children, we especially need to consider the particular needs of young girls who might not have access to feminine hygiene products while living in poverty — most likely because their families can’t afford them. When young ladies don’t have access to sanitary napkins, they often skip school to stay home which can be detrimental to their education. Throughout the 2021 year, we focused on providing supplies of […]

Heartfelt Gratitude from India

Our sponsored children share their thanks to their sponsors

Thanks to donations to our COVID-19 Response Fund, our affiliated projects in India are able to provide food and hygiene items to children to take home to their families. Like many countries around the world, COVID-19 infection cases have risen in India despite a strict lockdown that began in late March and was partially lifted at the end of May. Currently, India is the fourth worst-hit nation in the world behind the United States, Brazil, […]