A seed grant from Family Care Foundation coupled with the assistance and co-ordination of Durban-based FCF Partner allowed hospice overseer Patience Mavata and her volunteers to undertake creating beautiful handmade Zulu beaded crafts to market.
As part of Family Care Cambodia’s ongoing work with orphans and abandoned children in the capital, here are two direct, practical programs for assisting children: One is a Dental Assistance program, and the second a Scholarship program.
The village of Santa Rosa, in El Salto municipality, Jalisco, Mexico, is typical in many ways: extremely poor, no running water or sewage pipes, potholed roads that are either filled with filthy water and vermin in the rainy season, or powder-fine dust that pollutes peoples’ lungs and homes in the dry season, and a multitude of children everywhere.
As part of the U.S. Administration’s “Strengthening Basic Education in Africa Initiative”, Nigerian based Edu-Vision International Services (EIS) is methodically distributing 250,000 supplementary readers and teaching/learning aids to schools in four states in Nigeria, in conjunction with other U.S. based organizations.
The relief work of Family Care Lebanon began in the first weeks of the war, providing urgent basic supplies for 260 displaced and refugee families… We have continued to adopt hundreds more displaced families each week.
"The best way to describe our involvement with the nuns at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent at Pondicherry,” shares Frank Martin, project manager of SHARE, “is to say we feel we have been caught up in a 21st Century re-make of the Bing Crosby classic, ‘The Bells of St. Mary’s!’”
In a project that could aptly be dubbed, “New Eyes, New Outlooks”, Dr. John Brinkley, in collaboration with Saltillo based FCF partner project Silver Lining, has for the second year in a row, visited Saltillo to fit underprivileged patients with needed eye prosthetics.