Today, children, both boys and girls, are still an unwanted burden in many poverty-stricken parts of our unequal world; they receive few, if any, basic rights including, food, education and medical care.
Daily Prayer donors continue to answer their call in many small but great ways. We fund the delivery of multiple projects through dedicated local volunteers who get to know the poor families personally and form lasting friendships.
Our projects are primarily in Vietnam and the Philippines; two countries with very high levels of poverty. Here are a few project examples:
These projects are based in the impoverished areas of Vietnam’s Central Highlands. They are delivered with the help of CARITAS Vietnam.
1. Student Sponsorship:
Access to an education is generally a life-changing family experience. It leads to secure income thus a daily meal – a basic human right. This project is delivered through a local Parish Priest and a highly dedicated volunteer:
Name: Le Thi Xxxx
Information: I am a third-year college student. My mother died early, my father is often sick. My family life is very difficult. I go to school far away, do not have
Information: I am a 1st-year student. My family have 4 children. My father died early because of illness, my mother worked, fed the whole family. I go to school far, no supporters to share the burden with mom. Make family life difficult. Please help me get some extra money for school, to continue my studies.
Information: I am a first year College student. My family have 8 people, my father has cirrhosis, my mother has to work for the family and medicine for my father. My family life is very difficult. I do not know if I’m eligible to continue my college education. May you help me to fund my college tuition fees.
Information: I am a first-year College student. My family has 5 children, the children are young, I am the eldest sister and want to go to school. Economic conditions are also unstable. My family farmed, often face
Information: My family has 4 members and I am HIV positive since 2008. My family life is poor and difficult. We were abandoned, my stigma remained unchanged. My family lives alone. The children go to school, my husband is sick, I have to work in the field to feed the family. My house is far from other people, living in a deserted garden, lacking enough. May you please help me dig a well for drinking and tuition fees for my 2 children to go to school as well as health testing for the two children.
Information: In 2007, my wife became infected with HIV and left home. I raised our two children, and they went to school in the time I was not infected. But when I first got the disease, I was worried and wanted to have the two children tested. Help my family life and two children study, discrimination in my place has not changed, life is extremely difficult. Would you like to help my 2 children to take tests and provide financial support so that my child can pay tuition fees for further study?
Group Photograph Of Supported Students
Annual Costs Per Student: Approximately $50 (School) to $150 (College & University) donation per year keeps a student in education and lifts their families out of a crisis.
We have many more students in poor families who would like to be included in our support programme. Can you help them?.
2. Helping Disabled In Their Homes:
We provide a small monthly allowance through CARITAS Vietnam to poor and disabled people who depend entirely on others generosity for their daily needs. Our support is delivered by a volunteer in the form of food and material essentials to identified families. Here are a few of their personal stories:
Name: Ho Le Xxxx My son is a congenital encephalitis sufferer, ethnic minority and living in an extremely poor situation. His neck is not strong like other children so, he cannot straighten or rotate his head back and forth. His father works as a hired labourer, caring for the whole family. His mother is his full-time career.
A Request: Any contribution will be very welcome for my son’s care and for finding effective ways to heal me.
Name: Do Thi Xxxx I am a paralytic. I was born paralyzed. Over the years I became a vegetarian. My parents are old and weak. They can not do anything to take care of my grandparents and their grandchildren.
A Request: Please share with me and my family in this misfortune, so that I can be still alive with my parents.
My Request: Your help will help me to live a better life and support the people around me, who help me every day.
A Request: May you share with me this burden and give us some hopes.
A Request: Please help my family to overcome difficulties, so that my mother’s burden can be released and she has more time to care for me.
Name:Nguyen Xxx I have been paralyzed for 7 years due to a stroke. My family is poor, my parents are old and my sister is sick. Life gets harder and harder.
A Request: To have some hope of prolonging my life, please help me in support of my family and myself so that we can overcome this difficulty.
A Request: Please help my family.
A Request: Can you help me overcome this pain and hardship?
Annual Costs: As little as $10 per month is life-changing, extra food and personal care!
We are unable to assist all the disabled young people and adults whom we receive requests from. Can you help them?
3. Helping Aged & Disabled Adults In A Care Home – NEW PROJECT
This Care Home was set up 10yrs ago by a retired teacher. Today, it has 27 residents including 10 with severe paralysis, one blind and the others with multiple degenerative disabilities. The home relies entirely on other peoples kindness.
The following photographs show a small number of the patients in their sparse basic surroundings:
100kg of rice per month = $100! Contribution
The Care home facilities are very, very limited by western standards. Can you help them?.