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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

Healthcare Training

The majority of the poor in rural India continue to live without access to adequate health care. Still today many deaths and illnesses are related to pregnancy, delivery, malnutrition and simple infections. Similarly, 70-80% of child deaths are related to preventable causes of hunger, diarrhea and acute respiratory infection. Well-trained Village Health Workers (VHWs) are necessary to identify and treat these conditions before they become serious. Local women with roots in the community are the most effective in helping with early treatment and prevention through the use of basic health care knowledge. Such women also serve as midwives, ensuring safe deliveries of newborns.

The JELA Foundation provides financial support to train these workers at the CRHP hospital in Jamkhed, India. Selected women are given skills in child nutrition, oral rehydration, and identifying acute respiratory infection and other illnesses that are preventable by immunization. In addition, Village Health Workers learn about pregnancy and safe delivery, maternal nutrition, and infections. As women in rural India often do not have equal opportunity for education, the Village Health Worker program also gives encouragement and confidence to capable women who have been bypassed by society.