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  Asia, Stories

THF in Thailand

Mr. Witboon has been serving families in northern Thailand with Food Paks for three years. Once out of depression, the families he served in the beginning were able to find work and become more Financially stable.   The Food Paks they received lessened the immediate burden of providing for their hungry families, enabling them to pay for their children’s education. Those initial families have now become participants in the Food Pak program, helping to deliver Food Paks to others in need. They now serve others in their community with the same help they received. Mr. Witboon has seen 40  ...

  Europe, Stories

Meet Olga from Belarus

Olga is a working mom, who strives every day to provide for her family.  Her husband, Alexander, also works hard at home, to take care of their son, Vladik.  Vladik is handicapped, but it wasn’t always that way. Vladik was riding in a car driven by the parent of a friend.  The parent had a heart attack while driving and crashed. Immediately, Vladik’s life changed, as he sustained a severe spinal cord injury.  He now lives confined to a wheelchair or the bed.   Recently, the family was visited by one of our local volunteers.  The volunteer’s son was in the same class as Vladik and  ...

  Latin America, Programs, Stories

Medical brigades in Guatemala

Our local partners in Guatemala have been continuing their efforts with medical brigades. Recently, they targeted the municipality of Coatepeque, which is 235 kilometers from Guatemala City. Because their efforts in that area are ongoing, the vision is to continue to provide medical assistance and follow up with as many individuals as possible. The team serves approximately 1,000 patients per month with resources received through your generous donations.  Just as is in Coatepeque, the team continues to follow up with the many children and adults they serve in Jalapa, a small village of  ...

  Australia, Programs, Stories

Meet Dah, John and David

Dah Moo moved to Australia four years ago after living in a refugee camp for years. She wanted to give her sons the best chance at a better future, yet there was barely enough to pay the rent and bills- let alone fund their education and provide them with the right kinds of support in their transition. She reached out to our partner, The Smith Family, who then connected them with some of the services that the Foundation provides funding for. The boys now attend learning clubs, where a safe environment is provided outside of school hours for at-risk children to work with trained tutors.  ...

  Asia, Programs, Stories

Meet the Navaja family from the Philippines

For the past three months, our volunteers in Cebu City in the Philippines have been serving a 15-year-old boy, named Harvey Navaja, and his family. Harvey has four siblings: Harold who is 17 years old, Hanes who is 12 years old, Henry who is 6, and Harley who is just 4 years old. Their parents, Edgar and Christina, are expecting their sixth child. Our volunteers first met Harvey when a team was teaching in the public school he attended. Although he is very shy and quiet, Harvey is a good student; he listens closely to the teacher and participates in class. His father, Edgar, is a house  ...