Families at Risk Receive Help and Hope
As a side effect of the political and economic crisis in the country, thousands of people do not have food to feed their own families, both in urban and rural areas. Due to the restrictions, Yone Taw Village suffered a shortage of food for vulnerable families. In this quarter, 10 families out of 60 households in the community are experiencing hunger. It was challenging for our champion to bring help to those families because food stores in the areas were short of rice. A few days later, our champion managed to buy four rice sacs and distribute them to the ten families who were at risk for the first time. When she contributed the portion of rice, our champion also shared relevant Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons with those families and encouraged them as well. We made our second distribution to those families successfully.
One of the family members said,
“We had no food for our family and we went to Ai Gay’s house to ask for some portion of rice. She always shares what she has. But her family doesn’t even have extra rice. We are so thankful for your efforts to bring help to the families who are really in need. We believe that we will have jobs when the harvest begins in November. Then, we will be able to support ourselves.”
Our plan is to continue to bring help to the vulnerable families in every possible way until they have jobs.
Written by: Solomon
GHNI National Field Leader
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