Sharing blessings to kids in crisis
Since its humble beginnings, LOHADA has answered the call to help children as their needs arise. Now a new challenge demands our response.
In northwestern Tanzania, systemic drought conditions are imperiling the most vulnerable. Many children in the Shinyanga region are eating only one meal each day. The youngest suffer the most.
LOHADA soon will begin a preschool program in Shinyanga to provide early learning to these young children, as well as two meals each day. The children will attend by day, but stay in their families' homes. This will allow LOHADA to help more children and will also reduce the number of children at Camp Moses in Arusha as it keeps Shinyanga children with families in their homes.
We would like to kick off the program with a Christmas celebration, offering the kids meat, spiced rice and fruit — foods they rarely, if ever, get. We will continue into the new year giving them porridge and protein-filled lunches of beans or lentils. But we can't do it alone.
On this GIVING TUESDAY, if you would like to extend holiday blessings from your family to theirs, please consider making a gift to these children. God bless you all.