As most of our donors and readers know, Children’s Hunger Relief Fund is committed to not only providing meals for hungry children around the world, but we also focus on installing clean drinking water systems in Africa. There we provide millions of cups of clean water to school children, orphans, and thousands of families who simply want to drink water without the risk of getting sick.
CHRF also works hard every year in order to provide valuable pharmaceuticals to our medical distribution partners and within our networks of clinics and hospitals around the world. Over the past two years, the CHRF Board Of Directors has decided to focus on providing donations to our partners in Honduras in order to maximize our impact and help provide “in kind” support (our medicines) where it is so desperately needed. CHRF has had the pleasure of working with the same partners in Honduras for many years and we can’t imagine a group of doctors and health professionals who are more dedicated to helping their people in any way possible.
This summer we received excellent news from our partners in Honduras where CHRF has been able to continue to provide millions of dollars worth of donated medicines in 2015. Our network of local clinics and hospitals make requests for medicines when their supplies run low. Sometimes our donated medicines can have less than two years of shelf life before they expire so it’s very important that the medicines are expedited to the suffering children and families that desperately need them. That’s why it was so thrilling when this year one of our donations was distributed in just FOUR DAYS! That’s an entire shipping container of medicine distributed in just 96 hours! This real life example of our expedited distribution is just one illustration of how desperately these local clinics and hospitals need the medications that together we are able to donate. We received live expressions of thanks and gratitude, and pictures from the distributions on the ground. The people never cease to be so grateful for their medicines despite their health conditions.
More good news? This summer we’ve also been able to provide meals and to help support a brand new feeding program for the first time in Honduras! This unique program provides meals to 72 local children, many of whom have been abused and live in severe poverty. They now gather at a local church for their meals and our partners are working hard to provide them with a short life lesson before they eat! These lessons are aimed at helping them deal with difficult real life situations that sadly these young innocent children must often face.
We also have a very special prayer request. One of our lead doctors in Honduras is having serious kidney issues and will require a full kidney replacement this year. We are praying for his health and his full recovery so that he can return to us and his passion for helping the poor and desperate as soon as possible.
From all of us at Children’s Hunger Relief Fund, thank you for your prayers, thank you for your support, and thank you for your partnership!