Over the past year alone: You helped purchase a plot of land that will soon house a new dairy barn – a home for 30 additional cows. Plus, you helped plant 1,000 trees, which are growing well and producing fruit to supplement the feeding program. You also helped open a new restaurant, The Red Rope. Like our OH! Dairy Store, the restaurant will help provide occupational training to girls rescued from the Red Light district.
The Answer To Abject Poverty Is Here - The Tesifa Project. It seems like just yesterday we were starting off with a 2-pound bag of rice, determined to do more than just watch as people literally starve to death. We are determined to help the people of East Africa make a permanent “life-giving” change for themselves and their families...
Thank you for helping us start the C.H.C. (Community Helping Community) program during COVID-19 to meet the increased need for food in communities in the St. Louis Region. The idea was to engage kind-hearted people to work together to help their hungry neighbors – and strengthen overall community spirit. In less than two years, with your loving support, the impact of this ground-breaking program has exploded!
'You and Me Forever' perfectly symbolizes Pat Bradley's turning point. It brought to light the remarkable story of the birth of Crisis Aid International. "When you’re on a mission. When God puts this thing in your heart, and you really find it, it is not work, it’s a privilege..."
"I Don't Know Why You [Rescued Me] But You Saved My Life." THANK YOU - One of the greatest needs a human being has is to know that they are loved. That is what keeps bringing them back, sure the food is important but love is more important. To us we may be building a building, or giving food, or drilling a water well -- but to them: it is a miracle. Often times things look impossible...but for us, we ask: "but how are we going to do this?" "REFUSE TO DO NOTHING"
Thank you. As you look through these pictures, know that YOU are one of the special individuals that made these life-saving transformations possible. The smiles on these mothers’ faces say more than we could ever express with words. Their children are thriving today because of your generosity.
Meet Terenet. This is the beginning of his story, not the end. We stay connected to families we serve through the feeding programs across the regions we support. Over the years we watch the children who would most likely have died if it weren't for generous donations and people who refuse to do nothing. Now we see them not only surviving but thriving, growing, learning, and helping others. While visiting a new family in the feeding program in a very remote part of East Africa we came across a severely malnourished boy who also was a cripple - simply sitting on his mat. What happened after that is inspiring. This video highlights exactly what happens when we see a need.
This year, our goal is to attack abject poverty head-on by giving back every basic need this scourge has robbed from these famished children. Our programs address the need for food, safe drinking water, health care, shelter, and education.