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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.

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

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Our Vision

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

-- Matthew 25:40

Artificial Limb Program

Every year hundreds of men and women in rural India lose their lower limbs due to accidents or disease. The loss of a limb makes employment difficult and can drive amputees and their families into poverty. The JELA Foundation works in partnership with a local NGO in India to provide an inexpensive prostheses, known as the Jaipur Foot, which allows amputees to walk and thus increase their employment opportunities. The limb is made out of rubber and aluminum and is designed specifically for use in rural settings where farm work is common. On average, each year CRHP provides 500 amputees with prostheses. These limbs are provided at a cost of approximately $30 dollars each.

The limbs are manufactured by village people trained by CRHP, but JELA sends a group of volunteers each spring to assist. To make one limb takes one week and each volunteer works with one amputee during that period to ensure that the new prosthesis will fit well. This give and take with rural residents builds bridges across cultures and is often very moving. In addition to making artificial limbs, JELA volunteers also assist on the CRHP farm .