A goat might not seem like much but it can make a huge difference to a family in need…
Take a few minutes to read some of the heart-warming stories about how your gifts have helped families around the world.
11-year-old Balachandran is a grade 6 student in India and the eldest son in his family. A few years ago, he and his family were abandoned by his father, which not only left them with emotional scars but also financial hardships. Kalaiselvi, Balachandran’s mother, had to find ways to provide for her two children without any support while also taking care of her ageing parents. The family’s situation was desperate.
In Malawi, 10-year-old Tsala and her friends used to go to fetch water from a small stream for household use.
“Life was hard in the countryside,” says Oyuntsetseg of Mongolia. Her son Baasandorj attends grade six and is a sponsored child.
After making her way through the vegetable garden, Rathimalar, 11, shows us the enclosure of Lakshmi, a cow that was provided to her family by World Vision in a remote community in Sri Lanka.
10-year-old Anjali lives in one of the slums in northern India. Her father Ramu has always been a rickshaw driver, but as the rickshaw was hired, only little was left for him after the rent was paid.
“I was very worried about my son’s health,” says Begum who lives in a village in Bangladesh. The family of four lived a hand-to-mouth life as they relied on her husband’s day labour income (less than HK$400 a month) for living.