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.
Born in a poor family in Vietnam, Trau was orphaned when he was only 5. His aunt was kind enough to adopt him, but her family had been struggling with poverty, poor health and seasonal flooding, rendering her difficult to pay for her children’s and Trau’s tuition fees.
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.
“I want to be an engineer someday because I like maths… I love playing cricket, it’d be great if I could be a famous cricketer when I grow up!” says Ruwan (15) who likes mathematics, language class and cricket. The Sri Lankan youngster has so much enthusiasm for his future.
U Kan, a 45-year-old farmer and his family live in the central dry zone of Myanmar. Though he knew the weather patterns very well, there was a time he was caught off guard by the extreme lack of rain…