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Project Location: The resettlement areas in Pampanga and Zambales, Philippines.
Target Group: The 325 sponsored children and their mothers in the resettlement areas who are not well educated. The majority of their mothers, particularly the Aetas, did not complete secondary education.
Project Need: The Philippines is one of the countries in Asia that has a high rate of lack of nutrition among children. According to the 7th National Nutrition Survey, three million Filipino children are underweight and nutritional anemia is common among children ages 1 to 5 years old. While many Filipinos live in poverty, there are many foods that are affordable and rich in nutrition and this project hopes to teach people that having a limited budget does not mean their food choice is limited.
Project Outcome: The goals of this project are to educate the mothers of families about their children’s nutritional requirements, decrease the number of malnourished children, and increase nutritious yet affordable meals prepared at home.
To evaluate this project, the Community Development Officer will randomly visit homes one month after the completion of this project to assess whether the participants are applying what they have learned from the sessions.
Please help us provide these children in the Philippines with more nutritious meals by educating their mothers on healthy diets and giving them the tools to prepare those meals at home.
Your donation will: Provide participants with a cooking lesson where they will learn ten affordable yet nutritious recipes they can prepare at home. Participants will also be provided a stove and cooking utensils for preparing these nutritious meals.
Project Goal Amount: $5,100 Click to donate today!
Project Location: Thailand village of Ban Pa Rai Dindaeng, Mae Ramard District, Tak Province
Target Group: Four sponsored children and their families
Project Need: On March 10, 2013, a fire broke out in one home that affected 14 homes and almost 1,200 Karen villagers. Four homes belonged to families currently enrolled in our Child Sponsorship Program. The families ran from the fire to survive, but were deeply affected by the sight of their homes being destroyed. The children and families are distressed and suffering from depression.
Project Outcome: The goal of this project is to rebuild the homes and lives of four families whose homes were destroyed by a village fire.
Your donation will: Help our four sponsored families build new homes, purchase clothes for the family members, school uniforms, socks, and shoes, and bags for the children, bedding materials, and cooking equipment. The new homes will be made from wooden stilts and bamboo cut from the forest. The roofs will be tile roofs which are less costly than tin roofs and last for 20 years.
Project Goal Amount: $4,224 Click to donate today!
For more information on current projects, contact Opportunity House at OHcoord@pearlsbuck.org or (215) 249-0100 x142.