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Hunger Relief

  Europe, Programs, Stories

A glimmer of hope in Ukraine

Elizabeth is nine years old and lives in Ukraine with her mother, Galina, and her grandmother. When she was only five, her father left the family and attempted to renounce his parental rights so that he would not be required to pay child support. The local court forced him to continue to pay, but he has neglected to do so. The government gave Galina a temporary pension of about $15 per month, but it wasn’t enough. The family’s financial situation worsened in November, when Galina was diagnosed with cancer. Friends and relatives helped her pay for chemotherapy. Unfortunately, it was  ...

  Europe, Programs, Stories

Nauda from Belarus

Nauda is a foster parent in Belarus who cares for seven children, in addition to her own son. Recently, she opened up her home to two more children in need, bringing in a brother and sister. Citizens of Belarus still live under an oppressive dictator. In the midst of extremely harsh circumstances, Nauda and her children have been able to find joy and hope. Some of this hope has come through the faithful service of our local volunteers, who visit the family twice a month to bring Food Paks. The meals provide much needed relief for this family, who otherwise may have gone without. With  ...

  Asia, Programs, Stories

Meet the Bhujel family

On the banks of the Manohara River in Kathmandu, Nepal, lives 12-year-old Samjhana Bhujel and her family. Samjhana has two sisters, ages 10 and 5, and one younger brother, just 6 months old. When our local partners first met this girl, she was in a desperate state. Lacking the basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter, this child and her family struggled to survive. Her father fought to provide for his family, collecting plastic and glass bottles from garbage bins in an effort to earn a living. However, it wasn’t enough. Lacking nutritious food and proper care, the children  ...

  Programs, Stories, United States

The Story of Rahman and His Wife Zaitun Bi

A Muslim refugee family from Burma has been in America only 5 months. Rahman and his wife Zaitun Bi care for their daughter, Noor Aliyah, who is 7 years-old, as well as their 5 year-old niece, Wahida. There is a huge language barrier and Rahman has had complications that render him partially blind in one eye. Rahman has already lost a job due to his health and language deficiency and this has made it hard for him to provide for his family. CHF’s ministry partners from Legacy Fellowship Church in Albany Park, Illinois, befriended this struggling family. They have been visiting the family  ...

  Latin America, Programs

Three Stories of Hope in Latin America

* The following stories were written directly by the recipients/ministry partners. “My name is Roselene Joseph. I live in the countryside, more speci cally in Bintouribe, near Christian Baptist Church––of which I am a member. It does not rain very often in here, and for that reason, we experience a lot of hunger. Our lives depend on the successful growth of our crops. We nd ourselves in great di culty to live right now due to an extreme drought. However, my two year old and I found grace before the eyes of our pastor, and we have been receiving Food Paks for the last couple of months. is  ...