ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
THE FACES OF MALNUTRITION
These are the faces of malnourished children in the villages around the Quessua Methodist Mission of the East Angola Conference, near the city of Malange. Severe malnutrition in children under 5 years old has re-emerged as a devastating side effect of the COVID pandemic.
Dr. Garcia, a medical missionary supported by Florida United Methodist churches, has started a program to provide food for and regularly see these severely malnourished children. Currently 250 children participate in the program. Unfortunately, regular food is barely making a dent in this calamity as only 18 children have gained a healthy weight over the last 15 months.
If we believe statistics, if no action is taken, 50% of these malnourished children will perish. But we are people of faith and action! We are asking individuals and churches to contribute towards the purchase of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to help these children and many others regain their health and vitality.
Read more on the lasting impact of childhood malnutrition here.
If no action is taken, 50% of these malnourished children will perish.
READY-TO-USE THERAPEUTIC FOOD (RUTF)
WHAT IS PLUMPY'NUT?
Watch the video to learn more about how Plumpy'nut, a ready-to-use therapeutic food, can help restore children on the brink of starvation.
A donation of $50 can purchase enough RUTF to restore 1 child back to health.
FEED A CHILD TODAY, SO THEY CAN SEE TOMORROW
EASY WAYS TO GIVE
Your financial contributions can help save a child's life! Here are two easy ways to give. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of life-saving RUTF for the children at the Quessua Mission.
HANDMADE ANGOLA-THEMED BANNERS
For a $50 donation, you can receive a handmade, Angola-themed banner featuring colorful backgrounds and textiles. 100% of the proceeds will benefit children suffering from severe malnutrition in the Quessua Mission. The purchase of one banner can restore one child to health.