There are many demands on our finances. It is difficult to meet every year. But most of us in the western world are lucky. Although we may go through some difficult times financially, some of us have experienced desperate, life-poor poverty.
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That kind of poverty means that you just struggle to survive. You do not have a proper house, even good shelter from rain or sun. Your family does not have clean water to drink, no nutritious food to eat, no medicines to fight disease. And worst of all, there is no hope for the future. This is such a cruel and unjust fate, but it is very common in the developing world.
Their kids, so vulnerable and weak, often can’t survive against the odds. UNICEF estimates that 24,000 children die every single day due to poverty-related diseases. Of these, 1.4 million children die each year due to dirty drinking water and inadequate sanitation. Others suffer from malnutrition and infectious disease.
This is a triple whammy. Inadequate food, unsafe water, no medical care. God helps all these children born so hopeless and helpless. But, of course, God helps.
Their work is being done through charity and caring generous people in the world’s poorest countries. In developing countries, such donations are striving to ameliorate the plight of children who are hungry, sick, and weak. The most effective of these donations for children not only work to provide food, clean water, and medicines but also hope for the future.
These donations for children bring opportunities for education and training so that children can break through the cycle of poverty from generation to generation. In fact, most well-managed projects can also have children hoping to become doctors and teachers, and ultimately benefit their communities using their skills.