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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

Give the Gift of Water - Our Mission to Provide Clean Water

Lutheran World Federation members worldwide have played an active role in providing clean drinking water to poor communities. The JELA Foundation and members of the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church (JELC) have worked to raise funds to support the construction of tube-wells in India and Bangladesh. Clean water is necessary for good health, and JELA will continue to construct tube-wells in areas of need.