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Every 5 seconds a child dies of hunger.

Bread for the World

134 million children between the ages of 7 to 18 have never been to school.

Care International

1 out of every 4 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease.

The Water Project

Our Vision

Whenever you have helped the least of these my brothers, you have helped me."

-- Matthew 25:40

Educational Scholarships

Without the scholarship support of generous Lutherans, many children in Africa and Asia would not have the chance to attend school. The reason: in many developing nations schooling is reserved for the privileged few who can afford the modest tuition of a few hundred dollars a years. In response, the JELA Foundation offers scholarships to impoverished children in Bangladesh and India. Currently, two young girls in a rural village north of Dhaka, and two brothers in Jamkhed, India each receive scholarship support of approximately $30 per month.