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Show your clients and employees you mean business this Christmas. Choose a unique, hand-made gift that provides fair wages to hard-working artisans and life-saving meals for starving children around the world.
“We gave FMSC ornaments and bowls to customers. They appreciated that we are a company that believes in helping children in desperate need and were delighted that this gift contributed to the effort.” -Laurette Rondenet-Smith, CEO of Edlong Dairy Technologies
Purchase these items in the FMSC MarketPlace online: www.fmscMarketPlace.org
In a tiny Zimbabwe village, Thembani was weak and sick. At 11 years old, his health was struggling due to a poor diet. His mother, Portia, was out of options as a single parent. With no choice but to leave the village in search of work, she left Thembani and his two siblings in the care of their grandmother while she took a job in the city as a housekeeper. She hoped this would help her to provide for her family.
Portia hated being separated from her children, and tried to visit them as often as possible. Every time she saw them, they would tell her how much they missed her and how poor their diet was. This broke her heart. She loved them dearly, yet there was nothing she could do. She didn’t have a place for them to stay and could not afford to provide for her three children.
One day Portia was offered a small job by a member of a local church. She began going to church, heard about FMSC’s partner Children’s Cup, and told them about her situation. The staff at Children’s Cup urged Portia to bring her children to the city. Once they arrived, they began receiving FMSC MannaPack Rice.
Thembani’s health has incredibly improved! He has gained noticeable weight, now attends school and is able to smile again. Portia and her family are together. They are healthy and happy because of the compassion of our partner, Children’s Cup, and the provision of MannaPack Rice, packed by YOUR hands.
Portia, Thembani, Thembelihle and Ncuncu say “THANK YOU” for making such a huge difference in their lives!
This week, we observe two poverty-fighting days: World Food Day (today) and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Oct 17).
Feed My Starving Children celebrated our billionth meal packed by volunteers earlier in October. We are filled with gratitude and amazement by how you fight hunger not just on these two days, but every day.
Until all are fed, we must continue to do this important work. Please join us:
- Volunteer to pack meals.
- Donate and fundraise for FMSC.
- Raise your voices online about hunger with the hashtags #WFD2014 and #EndPoverty.