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November has arrived and with it a significant number of anticipated events that will shape the future. Notwithstanding the looming election in the United States, COVID-19 continues to dominate daily life and affect the globe. While most issues are beyond our control, in these uncertain days we can assume a bit of leverage and affect positive change. Project HOPE, like you, has been dramatically impacted by world conditions, financially and otherwise. We have experienced challenges but along the way have been blessed when help has arrived just at the right time to fill a need. What a journey!
This month we highlight an orphan from our work in Nyangombe. The young girl, just one of many served by our faithful project partners in this remote area of north west Zambia, recently received a blanket provided by our donors. In May 2019 while on the ground in this part of the world we were challenged to provide blankets to help the vulnerable survive cold nights. A call when out to our guests at last year’s fundraising breakfast in Aylmer, Ontario and funding for 75 blankets was donated. Put on a container ship bound for Africa last Fall the packages arrived safely and are being distributed.
Needs like this and many other issues are affecting our widows and orphans every day. The pandemic has impacted their economy and we are feeding many who cannot afford food while inflation is raging as a result. As we enter this time of year when we all think about the season of giving, we trust that our community of champions remembers to support the work of Project HOPE and help us continue to care for the most vulnerable. Your gift can bring HOPE to someone who has no other advocate or resource.
Orphan brothers are featured this month in our October 2020 Calendar of HOPE. The boys attend the Quarry School and are caught in a vicious cycle of poverty, hunger, hopelessness and risk. While the Quarry School has been a life raft for them and a path to a better future, the pandemic closures have once again thrown another barrier up and created more chaos in the cycle of despair they face each day. With the school closed, their one safe haven is also gone.
Project HOPE continues in these uncertain days to feed at-risk women and children while the world awaits an answer for the virus. Inflation and shortages have significantly impacted access to basic food resources like mealie meal for the widows and orphans. We have been funding the purchase of rice, mealie meal and other staples in bulk which are then repackaged and distributed to those who are starving.
Next up, since it is planting season, Project HOPE is financing the rental of farm land and purchasing seed and fertilizer in bulk. Through the leadership of our project partners, the vulnerable can plant crops for hopefully what will be a bountiful January harvest to offset the lack of food resources.
Please consider helping us today. Every gift right now for Project HOPE is saving lives. Help us keep the brothers and many others fed during these challenging times. Your donation today will give HOPE.
While this Fall is much different than any we have experienced Project HOPE continues to support our partners in Africa as they serve widows and orphans. The pandemic has affected all of us, financially, physically and emotionally. Since June we have had an almost complete halt to the flow of donations and we hope the Fall season brings a change in our economic status.
Through this hardship we still monthly support our partners and projects. As the image from our September Calendar of HOPE shares, we have many orphans that need help. Please consider making a gift today so that we can continue to serve those who are most vulnerable.