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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

Agricultural Education

Teaching people how to farm is critically important in the battle against world hunger. The JELA Foundation therefore provides scholarships at the Asia Rural Institute (ARI) in Tochigi, Japan. Recent recipients have included village workers from Indonesia, Cambodia and India. Individuals return to their homes to teach others improved farming methods, thus contributing to the long-term solution to rid the world of hunger.