A meal for very hungry children
In other child sponsorship programmes Grassroots provides regular meals for the sponsored children. But in Zambia there are so many children who are hungry (eating only every 2 to 3 days) that whenever food is organised by a local church far more children turn up in hope of being fed. This puts great pressure on the church people who want to help but have very little themselves. So we want to help too!
This alternative gift (£20) provides enough money for a church to provide nutritious food for the children that turn up. Wouldn’t it be lovely if all three Zambian partner churches could do this every week for the children they care for in their community. That would be 150 of these gifts every year.
(This photograph was taken when we visited one of the community schools in Zambia to meet the sponsored children there. The local church, with the tiny resources they had, provided this sugar paste as a meal for the children. It looked very bland but every child ate every last bit on their plate. They are very hungry children. Our aim is to provide a bit more money so that meals the churches provide can have a better and more mixed nutrition.)
To Sponsor a Zambian child so that they get uniform, a place in school, school supplies and a family food parcel costs just £4.25 per month (£51 per year). Click here for more information.