See their faces. Read their stories. These are families whose lives have been changed as a result of supporters like you. This is not another situation where the problem seems too overwhelming to make any difference. Rather, child by child, family by family, we're changing lives.
This is what gets us excited - seeing families come to live independently.
Sara gave birth to triplets after already having four children. She was only 26 years old and was so weak after delivering them, that she was hospitalised. After she was discharged, she discovered that she had stopped producing milk. She fed her triplets porridge, but they quickly became weak and malnourished.
Thankfully she was referred to Forever Projects where she was provided formula milk and taught how to prepare it properly. Her triplets thrived and gained weight quickly. Before giving birth to the triplets, Sara had a job at the local market - but with three small babies at home, she was now unable to go out to work and provide for her 7 children. We provided her with the start up capital for a small business which she runs from her own house. Sara’s business has done extremely well, and has enabled her to feed all 7 children and pay for the eldest to attend school.
Sadly Judith’s mother died in childbirth and her father ran away. Her grandmother, Regina, took her in. With 6 young grandchildren already at home and no means to provide for them, let alone the needs of a newborn, they were struggling. Without breast milk for Judith, she was becoming dangerously malnourished.
A hospital referred Regina to Forever Projects. We were able to provide nutrition for Judith, setup a small business for Regina to create ongoing income and build a house for the family. Judith still lives at home to this day and with their business, Regina will be able to continue caring for them all into the future.
Elizabeth gave birth to her twins, Kulwa and Dotto at 6 months. She wasn't producing milk because she was extremely sick with HIV. Elizabeth did all she could to provide for the twins but all she could afford to feed them was black tea. Without the nutrition they needed they became dangerously malnourished.
The first thing we did was address the immediate need: nutrition for the twins via life saving formula milk. We worked closely with Elizabeth, teaching her how to prepare milk, in hygiene and primary health care and provided a regular supply of formula milk. When the family was ready we helped setup a business from her house selling street food. The family's life has totally changed. They are all healthy, happy and the older children are even attending school.
Forever Projects (ABN 33611349476) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Forever Projects and GDG (ABN 57 102 400 993) are partners for Project J735N. Donations over $2 are tax deductible in Australia.