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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

School Construction and Supplies

Millions of children do not have access to a basic education and are confined to a ongoing cycle of poverty. The JELA Foundation believes that education is a fundamental right of every child, thus resulting in its commitment to helping the "poorest of the poor". In a village north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, JELA took the leadership to work with Lutheran World Service to construct a three-room primary school at a cost of approximately $20,000 USD, which is scheduled for completion in December 2007. Another new and exciting project in 2008 will be that of building a youth education center in the Diadema slum area of Sao Paulo. In addition to raising necessary funds for construction, JELA also sends volunteers to assist in the building. A classroom is more than a building: a classroom allows children to escape a life of poverty.