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July 17, 2012
Nine sponsored children through Forgotten Children Worldwide recently were able to return to their homes in Hubli, India, without need for a sponsor because of self-sustainability initiatives funded by Forgotten Children Worldwide donors.
“The mothers are taking home their own children, and they are requesting to NOT receive sponsorship funds any longer as they are able to care for their children themselves,” explained Keri Baker, FCW
Coordinator, who just returned from India.
“The exciting news is that sponsorship works! Sponsorship and self-sustainability projects do what we want them to do," she said, "It breaks the cycle of poverty and gives families a ‘hand-up, not a hand-out’ so they can stand on their own two feet.”
In the past year, FCW provided funds for the women to purchase water buffalos, which they milk. Not only does this milk provide nutrition for their families, but it also provides a sustainable income source for their families. Other mothers are making an income now due to a
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FCW donors gave some initial dollars to buy sewing machines and other supplies to benefit those who will soon turn 18. It is important they find an income to keep them from turning to prostitution, which is often the only way for these girls to survive.
“Our goal is to equip the women with skills and resources to generate an income,” said Matt Hartsell, executive director and founder of FCW. “Ultimately, this helps prevent child human trafficking, which is prolific in this part of the world.”
initially provided these funds, but FCW hopes these monies will be replenished for other similar projects and proposals from our partners in India, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.
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Pastor Solomon, a long-term FCW partner and director of Rebekah’s Hope Home, will continue to be in contact with these families to minister to their spiritual needs.
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