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The 30 Hour Famine

For every $35 donated, one child is cared for and fed for an entire month.

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World Vision International is a global Christian organization that partners with different communities and families from different countries to fight injustice and tackle poverty. This organization develops health, employment, economic development, agriculture, clean water, and other areas of the like, working in almost 100 countries and serving close to 46,000 people every year. In 2015 alone, they helped over 12 million disaster survivors and refugees, sponsored 4.1 million children, and impacted 1.6 million jobs. The people of World Vision build relationships with their partners and establish plans and solutions for bettering the future.

One major project World Vision supports is called the 30 Hour Famine. Lack of food and clean drinking water affects many global citizens, especially children. Some 795 million people all across the earth are chronically hungry. About 12.9% of the earth’s population is undernourished. Malnourishment doesn’t just affect your stomach and weight, but it also starves your brain, heart, and vital organs of the nutrients it needs. Your skin becomes cracked and easier for viruses to invade the body. When nearly one in ten people live on only $1.90 or less per day, malnourishment is not easily avoided. In this major project, students go without eating food for 30 straight hours, so others don’t have to. I am participating this upcoming weekend, November 10th and 11th. My group and I will be doing and leading activities that educate us more about hunger and raise awareness. I am so excited to learn more about world hunger and how I can help at home. My link to donate is here.

You may be wondering, how does this benefit the hungry? Well, each student that signs up gets a link to a website where funds can be donated. For every $35 donated, one child is cared for and fed for an entire month. The money goes to families in disasters, chronically hungry communities, and the World Vision missionaries who travel to teach families how to live sustainably and beat hunger. Other ways to donate to World Vision are by sponsoring a child for a fixed payment once a month.

For more information on World Vision, visit their website.

For more information on donating and sponsoring a child, visit here.

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