The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated a total of $44 million to several organizations working around the world to increase childhood nutrition.
“Providing life-saving relief to vulnerable mothers and children is an important part of the Savior’s work,” said the Church’s presiding bishop Gerald Couse. “I am grateful to be able to work with so many people who help alleviate hunger and poverty. May God bless them and those whose generous contributions have made this possible.”
The project, which will be implemented in 30 countries, will promote and incorporate principles of self-reliance and address evidence-based solutions to combat rising rates of under-five malnutrition. It is explained in the news release about the donation from Japan. Church of Jesus Christ.org.
Camille N. Johnson, Relief Society general president, said: We are grateful that we have the means to work with amazing organizations and provide relief to children and young mothers in dire circumstances. As we serve together, we extend the arms of Christ’s love. ”
In 2022, the Church’s efforts to care for those in need included spending more than $1 billion and 3,692 humanitarian projects in 190 countries and territories.
Other child nutrition support includes a $32 million contribution to the World Food Program and a $5 million contribution to UNICEF’s No Time to Waste Initiative.
Blaine R. Maxfield, managing director of the church’s welfare and self-reliance services, said increasing levels of child malnutrition is a key priority for the church.
“Our collaboration with these organizations will help provide relief to vulnerable children and mothers around the world. Lives will be blessed.This response demonstrates our commitment to two great commandments: We will reach out and care for God’s children, wherever they may be or come from. We show our love for God by doing
With new funding, CARE will step up its self-reliance efforts to help women raise chickens, goats and bees. Create a garden and improve your children’s diet. CARE stands for “Cooperatives for Aid and Relief Everywhere”.
“We are extremely grateful,” said Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE USA, in a news release. “With funding from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we will scale up our work in countries such as Ethiopia and Ghana to benefit thousands more children and their families affected by food insecurity and malnutrition. We can improve.”
catholic relief services
Catholic Relief Services will use this fund to: improve nutritional status It targets approximately 165,000 adolescent girls, young mothers and children under the age of two in countries such as Guatemala, Liberia, Rwanda, Tanzania, East Timor and Zambia.
“This will be transformative for thousands of adolescent girls and young women,” said Catholic Relief Services president and CEO Sean Callahan. “This will help Catholic relief efforts put an end to the cycle of malnutrition.”
Helen Keller Intl.
The funds will support Helen Keller International Airport’s efforts to help women have healthy pregnancies and births. get a nourishing start to life Also in Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal.
“Around the world, mothers and children are struggling more than ever to maintain proper nutrition,” said Chief Program Officer Sean Baker. He thanked “the continued generosity of partners like The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to ensure that families and communities continue to receive proper nutrition during this critical time.” represented.
The Hunger Project will host community-based workshops to help mothers and children access sustainable nutrition and teach best practices in clean water, sanitation and hygiene. The work will take place in locations from Mexico to Zambia.
Hunger Project CEO Tim Prewitt says that when he visits rural areas as part of his job, one thing is clear: they know that a hunger-free life is possible. He said he was.
“Hunger is a cycle, and we must remember that inequities are passed from mother to child and perpetuated by systems of inequality. Collaborations, such as our work with The Church of Jesus Christ, can help communities break that cycle.”
This project is partially funded by LDS Charities Australia.