Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An Urgent Need

Today I got this message in my inbox. It is truly heart-wrenching to hear that children anywhere are going hungry and have no clean water to drink. Please read this message and consider donating to a very worthy cause. CLICK HERE to go to AAI's donation page and mark the donation for the Ghana Kasoa Project.

"I am feeling sad but thankful. Today we got the following message from our coordinator in Ghana regarding an orphanage that has sent us some children for placement.

THE CONDITION AT KASOA IS PATHETIC , THEY DON'T HAVE FOOD THERE AND THEY ARE FORCED TO PREPARED BANKU AND THEY STARTED RUNNING TILL TODAY. ("running"is diarrhea, banku is a corn porridge mixed with cassava, is very cheap but has almost no nutritional value)

The children that this orphanage has sent to us have had terrible parasites due to the contaminated water supply. I told Anita to send our staff grocery shopping for fruit, eggs, and chicken and to buy drinkable water for them. Fortunately we had an extra $500 on hand there so there will be no delay. It is so hard to think of kids suffering because there is not good food or water available. We had plans to raise money so a borehole for water could be drilled for them. It looks like this project moves into the urgent category. I am thankful we have folks who care.

This need is urgent. Children are sick, drinking unsafe water, and the orphanage has no funds for food. ANY amount will help - $100, $10, $5 - ANY amount will help. CLICK HERE to go to AAI's donation page. Once you're there, click on the blue Donate Now button and mark the funds for the Ghana Kasoa Project.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us know about this urgent need. It is heartbreaking to think of children especially without even adequate food and safe water. Donation sent!