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Worst case: ‘Another generation of children who are orphaned’

Worst case: ‘Another generation of children who are orphaned’

“COVID-19 poses an especially large risk for the vulnerable children whose mothers, fathers, or guardians already have weakened immune systems,” one of our partners in Africa said. “If it impacts our nation, there will likely be another generation of children who are...
Zimbabwe unemployment as high as 80% amid pandemic

Zimbabwe unemployment as high as 80% amid pandemic

Over 26 million Americans are out of work because of the coronavirus. Their livelihoods have been upended. Fortunately, many have options to help them at least in the short term. They have savings. They can file for unemployment. There’s a stimulus check on the way....
On World Food Day, help feed a child for an entire year

On World Food Day, help feed a child for an entire year

When Margaret and her husband began a feeding program in Venezuela, they knew the need for food was great — but they weren’t expecting 150 hungry kids to show up every week. Over the past several years, Venezuela has fallen into a massive economic crisis....
Video: Starvation’s effect on children and their parents

Video: Starvation’s effect on children and their parents

As Kate shares her story, the toddler in her arms snuggles sleepily up against her shoulder. “My child is called Agnes,” the mother shares, a soft smile gracing her face.It’s difficult to tell how old Agnes is, just by looking at her. This is the way it often is in...
The blessing of eating, the power of feeding

The blessing of eating, the power of feeding

“I’m starving to death!” It’s 11:30 a.m., and I’m leaning over the side of my cubicle to complain to a co-worker. It’s been three hours since I’ve eaten breakfast, and I’m already anticipating lunch. I whine as if I’m powerless to stop my stomach from growling. But in...
Stuck in the body of an 8-year-old

Stuck in the body of an 8-year-old

Luciana is practically all grown up —at least according to her age. Her body, on the other hand, is the size of a child less than half her age.   She weighs just 55 pounds, the same as an 8-year-old. While young men and women here in the United States excitedly...
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