AMAZE DAY 2019
FAMILIES NEED YOUR HELP TO SURVIVE THE SUMMER
ON THURSDAY, JUNE 20, YOUR DONATION IS MULTIPLIED 8X!
Today is a good day for Mariah and her daughter Nyruei and they can’t hide their smiles. But it wasn’t always this way…
Just recently one-year-old Nyruei was in critical condition – admitted to the program because she was experiencing severe malnutrition caused by famine and dirty drinking water. This is something all too common in South Sudan – a country still struggling with war, rebels and famine.
“If it were not for this program, we couldn’t come here. My child might have died,” Mariah says.
Thanks to generous people and churches from across Canada, we have been able to help 13,452 people from starvation and give them the tools they needed for long-term recovery. The condition in South Sudan has dramatically improved.
But there is still a long way to go… especially for women.
Although the majority of people are on a path to recovery, there are still some who are in desperate need of help. There are a distressing number of widows, new mothers, and children who may not survive until autumn (harvest) without your help. They need emergency food assistance to help them survive the lean summer months.
We are in urgent need of funding to support 1,200 families with emergency rations of food, about 8,400 people. The families chosen are the most vulnerable:
These families are trying all they can to grow enough for themselves and their children, but with extended drought, crop pests, and rebel activities – it is nearly impossible.
“The food has been like life and death to my family.” We have enough for the entire month and some to keep us going. Once I knew I wouldn’t have to search for food all day I started farming again. Now we have vegetables to eat and sell on the market. I don’t do casual labor anymore. Neither do the children. The children are starting to feel normal and the older ones are doing a lot better in school. The project has changed my grandchildren’s future. I am so grateful to you for that.” – Abang Dut Ding, Warawar Village, age 69, caring for her 5 grandchildren
On June 20th, Your Donation Will Be Multiplied 8X!
The situation is so critical that we have been approved for multiplying funding from church partners at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and the Canadian government. This means for every $1 you donate on Amaze Day – JUNE 20 – $8 will go to help a family survive until autumn.
Consider the impact your donation will have:
- $645 (x8) will provide food to 8 families for 3 months
- $215 (x8) will support 8 families for one month
- $93 (x8) will provide food for 8 people for the 3 months
- $31 (x8) will provide food for 8 people for one month