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Thank you for helping people like Erina

On my recent trip to Uganda, I met a mom named Erina. She had tried her best to provide for her family during the coronavirus pandemic, but neither she nor her husband could earn enough money to feed their children during lockdown.

Thankfully, you and other members of the World Help family stepped in and helped to put food on their table. Your recent gifts have made a life-changing difference in the lives of people like Erina and her family.

Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Erina worked for a catering company, and her husband worked in carpentry. But when the first lockdown began, Erina and her husband both found themselves out of work.

Erina tried going house-to-house in her community, offering to do laundry to earn a small income. But everyone in Erina’s community was struggling to make ends meet, so Erina found little work.

Most days Erina’s children would be forced to live off one meal per day — if that.

She told me that sometimes her children would come up to her in the middle of the day with tears in their eyes. They’d ask her if there was anything else to eat. As a mother, I can’t imagine the heartbreak of knowing your shelves are empty and you have nothing to give your starving children.

That’s why I’m so thankful for people like you who have given to provide emergency aid during this difficult time. Because of your generosity, families like Erina’s have essentials like food, clean water, hygiene kits, medical care, and other physical help and spiritual hope.

Of course, many people living in places like India, Nepal, Uganda, and Honduras aren’t out of the woods, yet. Uganda recently went back under lockdown, and several countries are battling a new wave of the virus. That means more families like Erina’s will need help once again to make ends meet while they’re out of work.

If you’d like to help another person in need today, you can click here to give again. And now through July 31, your donation will DOUBLE up to $75,000, thanks to a matching gift!

Thank you again for helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world and for showing them the love of Christ when they needed it most.

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