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Remember...

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

Skills Training

In developing countries, the acquisition of work skills can make a major difference in an individual’s ability to combat poverty. The JELA Foundation teams with its partners in Brazil and India to support skills training programs in cooking, sewing, carpentry, hairdressing and basic keyboarding. Such programs not only teach youth valuable skills, but also help keep them off the troubled streets of slum areas.