India is a country of 1.2 billion people with 30% living below the poverty level, most in the slums. They are not a poor country being the 6th wealthiest in the world, yet the difference between those that have and those called “The Untouchables” is remarkable and heartbreaking.
Being called an untouchable means you have no access to education or healthcare. Getting a good job is basically impossible and a government job is out of the question. It means living in the worst slums imaginable, and going days without a meal is the norm. Currently in India, over 3,000 children die every day from starvation and malnutrition. For Untouchables, theirs is a life of hopelessness and despair.
Working with New Vision Ministries of India and others, Deliver The Difference is bringing hope every day to the children living in the slums of Ongole, India. We have already trained volunteers on how to package our Hunger Shmunger meals in large quantities for the feeding centers (a very basic type of food kitchen.) We purchase the main ingredients in the country so we can put money back into the local economies. We are only shipping in what can’t be bought in-country, namely our mineral and vitamin packets. Using local volunteers to package the food empowers them to take charge of making a difference in their own lives as well as the lives of those around them. The local organization we are working with is also providing an education for the children since Untouchables don’t qualify to go to the government run schools.
Our current plan calls for our feeding centers to nourish 1,500 children a day by the end of 2017. We are able to offer a highly nutritious meal to a child, daily, for $125.00 per year. Can you believe that?! Your donation of just $11 per month will feed and educate a child daily, making a difference in their life forever while giving them hope and a future. It’s our feeling that even one child lost to starvation is too many. Please consider joining us in making a difference in the lives of the children of India.