They are willing to live in something that we wouldn’t even classify as a building in order to get paid on time and not have to run from the police...
We are working with these families to find long-term solutions.
THE PART WHERE WE TELL YOU HOW MUCH MONEY WE NEED, HOW RIDICULOUSLY LITTLE IT TAKES TO DO SO MUCH GOOD, AND COMPARE IT TO HOW MUCH WESTERNERS CONSUME SO THAT THE CONTRAST MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE THIS IS A VERY REASONABLE THING TO ASK.
She was just starting to show when the wife came to the place they both worked and confronted the man they both thought they were with. In the end, this baby's father returned to his wife and abandoned the girl he had taken advantage of.
These women have never been taught about their bodies. They didn't know how their cycles work. They didn't know how pregnancy happens. Several of the mamas in my class are teenagers. They might not be pregnant right now if someone had given them basic sex education.
Many mothers can't afford even basic nutrition for themselves and their growing babies.
For $10/week, you can supplement the diet of a pregnant women, and her family, and help these little babies to be born healthy and strong.
A few months ago one of our community engagement volunteers took us out to a migrant camp near a truck stop to meet a family he knew. They have 2 small girls ages 4 and 2. The father works very hard for the Thai land owner where the camp is located but they were still not making enough to get by.
This family was on the verge of splitting up because they couldn't make ends meet.