Vulnerable children need food, water and other essentials for life every day. In many cases around the world, one, two or all three of these are missing. Our unique Hope Boxes™ will help fill that need, and our volunteers will remain an important part of this life saving effort.
HOPE FOOD PACKS
Since we started in 2008, we have produced over 1800 tons of high protein food packs for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Although we have been able to provide 25 million high protein meals to children around the world, our experience has revealed other critical necessities that many orphans and vulnerable children lack. For many, their day to day existence is a struggle not only for food, but for clean water and other life essentials.
HOPE WATER PACKS
Children need both good food and good water to survive and to thrive. Shipping bottled water is expensive and logistically difficult. Fresh water wells and community based drinking water systems are clearly needed but take time to finance and build. A realistic approach is needed and that solution was found with technology from Proctor & Gamble and their Purifier of Water product. A Child’s Hope Int’l was established as an approved implementation partner of P&G and their Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program.
Volunteers arrange P&G Purifier of Water sachets in specially designed and sealed pouches as an integral layer within each Hope Box™. Each Hope Water pack will produce 100 gallons of clean drinking water! Some of that clean water may be used to cook the high protein food and the remaining clean water will be used for drinking. Every container that leaves our warehouse will have the supplies needed to produce over 100,000 gallons of CLEAN WATER for drinking and cooking use.
HOPE LIFE PACKS
The lives of orphans and vulnerable children can be, and are often, very difficult. Living conditions may be deplorable and as a result of neglect, hardship and abuse, life itself appears to have no meaning. Hopelessness becomes a persistent state of mind. Children lose their ability to learn, to grow and to succeed as their counterparts do elsewhere in the world. We believe that human life has meaning, purpose and value . An important part of the design of these new Hope Box™ is to share the Good News of the Gospel, in ways they can understand. This will be fulfilled through the life changing stories published in the Challenge newspaper. These stories can encourage the family members, aid workers and others who are engaged in the lives of these children.
In addition to the Challenge newspaper, appropriate and needed medicines will be available in the Hope Life packs, to help with ongoing or emergency medical conditions (i.e. cholera, parasite mitigation, allergies, etc).
Hope Boxes™ are new and innovative – offering life saving essentials for children around the world. Hope Food Packs will be prepared as usual, while we envision other special packing events to prepare the Hope Water and Life Packs. Clearly, The Hope Factory™needs your time, talents and treasures as we serve the least of these together.