Charity Distributes More Than $350,000 Last Year
Thanks to the generosity of contributors like you, Meal-a-Day was able to distribute more than $350,000 last year to our trusted partners throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. We are blessed to be able to fund the work of so many NGOs we have come to know so well. They submit proposals for specific projects they would like to undertake, often with some “skin in the game” by the local community. Most of our direct funding supports child welfare projects, including orphanages, an abused children’s home and schools. Your contributions also support water purification, electrification, healthcare, prisoner welfare and agriculture. “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” (Matt 25:35-36).
A partner that specializes in pure water and electrification projects, and that Meal-a-Day has supported for several years, told us:
We are so grateful for your continued support of our work and helping us bring water to 400 people.
Sometimes our partners also introduce us to other NGOs. We learned about a Nicaraguan school for the very poorest children in the area from the director of an orphanage we have supported for some time. When we sent funds to support the school, we received this note:
The other day I was just talking to my team about how we weren’t getting any donations and the account was quickly dwindling to zero. We prayed as a team and just trusted God. And then today I get your email that our grant has been approved! God is so good! Much thanks to you from our team once again. You have been an answer to prayer.
This is a message we have heard from others, and it encourages us that we are doing God’s work.
We are also able to pass funds through to support good work carried out by others around the world. Very generous contributions were forwarded to support a variety of projects in India and the charitable work of the Community Outreach Programme Trust (COPT) in South Africa. Our sister Meal-a-Day organization in the UK also received a substantial donor-designated pass-through donation, which over the last twelve months allowed for significant grants to be made to a clean water project in The Gambia, to limb correction charities for the disabled in Kenya and Zambia, and to support a home visiting service for disabled children in Bosnia. This gift has also guaranteed continuance of some long term feeding, orphan and education projects across Africa at a time when other income has reduced.