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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

Child Food Program

Without adequate food, many street children turn to a life of crime and prostitution in order to live. The JELA Foundation and Lutherans throughout the world have taken steps to help these children by establishing community feeding centers. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Lutheran-supported Reconciliation Program has constructed a kitchen facility thanks to support from JELA and other Lutheran partners. Another child feeding project is The Good Samaritan Project in Rio de Janeiro. Please join JELA’s efforts to offer nutritious meals to hundreds of children each day.