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Paul didn’t have enough money to pay for school. Instead of giving up, he started a small artisan business. Watch his amazing story to see how Paul now employs ten boys to make Ugandan soccer balls that are sold in the FMSC MarketPlace.
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Feed My Starving Children’s mission extends beyond just sending meals. We partner with great organizations providing hope, opportunities, and life to kids all around the world. The FMSC MarketPlace supports artisans in the communities that receive FMSC meals. When you purchase from the MarketPlace, you’re providing families with dignity and self-reliance.
To purchase a Ugandan Soccer Ball from the FMSC MarketPlace, please visit www.fmscMarketPlace.org.
Moisés was severely malnourished. Too dizzy to attend school, he was forced to repeat first grade.
Moisés lives with his grandmother, Maria Elena. She can’t afford the vitamins and minerals he needs. Their neighborhood in Managua, Nicaragua, is extremely poor and dangerous. Most people work at the local trash dump. It’s a hard, filthy place.
FMSC’s partner Fabretto Children’s Foundation steps in to help. Moisés starts attending their school program, where he eats nutritious MannaPack Rice daily. Maria Elena helps cook the meals so she can be near her grandson.
Still, he struggles. His body isn’t functioning normally. Extremely malnourished kids often lose the desire to eat. At 13 years old, Moisés weighs only 58 pounds. A healthy boy his age should weigh almost double this weight.
Despite this, Moisés is one of Fabretto’s most motivated and cheerful students. He is eager to learn!
His teacher encourages him to eat full portions of MannaPack Rice. Because he eats nourishing food every day, even in small amounts at first, he is able to remain in school. Maria Elena receives FMSC meals to feed Moisés at home. This helps immensely. Consistent nutrition at school and at home gives him new strength.
At 14 years old, Moisés’ eyes now sparkle. He’s still underweight at 66 pounds but he’s improving. Food makes all the difference.
“I am grateful for Fabretto and the donors who have made it possible for us to receive food,” says Maria Elena. “The meals that Moisés receives at the Center help him stay focused in class. He’s very motivated to go to school. He’s happy. That makes me happy, too.”
Moisés now attends secondary education (seventh grade), a huge achievement for a student in his community.
Nutritious FMSC meals motivate children to attend school, enable them to learn and give them a future brimming with Hope. This is why your giving is so important. You hand them their lives back. Thank you.
If you’d like to donate, please visit fmsc.org/donate
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him…” –Romans 15:13
Feed My Starving Children meals get used in many ways. Some meals get distributed by the box, some by the bag. Some are cooked in the home, some in medical clinics, some in churches, and some in schools. When a large number of children and adults need to eat, a large amount of meals need to be cooked.
Here are 20 pictures of huge pots cooking FMSC meals.
Kenya (left) and Haiti (right)
Panama (left) and Nicaragua (right)
To volunteer at FMSC, please visit www.fmsc.org/volunteer.
One of our favorite things is getting to share the impact that FMSC meals have on kids around the world.
This update features an adorable boy named Kid from the Philippines. When we first told you his story, he was getting strong and just beginning to stand, thanks to the consistent meals of MannaPack Rice he received from FMSC’s food partner International Care Ministries (ICM).
We are thrilled to tell you that after one year on MannaPack Rice, Kid has gained 19 pounds and has grown several inches taller! His skin looks healthier, his arms have developed muscle and his legs are strong enough to support him. He now stands, walks and runs around—he is a very playful, active boy!
“FMSC MannaPacks gave Kid the breakthrough he urgently needed.” –ICM
With the simple addition of MannaPack meals, the family is now healthy. The money they used to spend on medicine is now available to buy food. Kid’s parents Myrel and Roger have recently moved into a new home and are working hard to ensure their children are always fed.
“We are really thankful. If it wasn’t for you, Kid would still be malnourished. MannaPack played a huge role in helping Kid and us as well. His health is restored. We will do our best to make sure Kid will never go back to being malnourished again.” – Myrel and Roger
Praise the Lord! This is the reason we do this work.
Your hands packed the food that nourished Kid’s body. Your donations paid for the meals and enabled them to be shipped to the Philippines. Your support makes this process incredible. You should be smiling huge right now, because we definitely are!
Keep growing, Kid!
Saturday, June 20 is World Refugee Day. Over 50 million people worldwide are refugees, internally-displaced peoples, or seeking asylum. This instability results in a myriad of problems, often including hunger.
Feed My Starving Children meals reach refugees worldwide. Our partners work tirelessly to bring nutritious meals and clean water to families and children in need. Watch this new video to see how FMSC meals are feeding refugees around the world.
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For more on FMSC’s work with refugees, check out these stories:
- “Saving Lives In Eastern Ukraine“
- “FMSC Meals Reach Syrian Refugees“
- Read about our work with refugees along the Burma/Thailand border.
- Read about our work with refugees from Southern Sudan and The Democratic Republic of Congo.