Africa New life asked some of their 8,000 sponsored kids what food means to them. Some of their answers surprised us: Food is jumping! Food is smiling big!
One teenager described his life before Africa New Life as a time of hunger, both physical and spiritual. For many people in Rwanda, you can’t talk about food without also talking about hunger.
Children who know hunger understand that food is the difference between life and death, but they also notice small things about food that we take for granted. Food gives you energy to learn and pray in school. You can climb trees and play soccer. You can fetch water. Without food, none of this is possible.
Food in Rwanda becomes more expensive each year, and Africa New Life will serve 1.5 million meals this year. To ensure the best care possible for these kids and for families in crisis, we need your help! Every dollar buys food for our students and their families.
"Without food, you feel discouraged; you are lazy.
There is nothing you can do. The body is weak.”
"Africa New Life is giving them a future. If it wasn’t for them, I don’t think people would be eating. If Africa New Life wasn’t able to give out food anymore, it would be a disaster. Some of the families survive on that food.”
"When you are hungry, you cannot do things with courage."