Mighty Meals:

Purpose:

Mighty Meals has been established in order to help needy children in the developing world to remain at school thereby accessing education and reaching their full potential. Many children can attend school, but due to hunger find it difficult to concentrate and gain the maximum out of their classes.

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£25 per child per year:

For £25 per child per year (about £2.00/month), Mighty Meals provides a meal every day that a child is at school thus helping them to focus on their education and achieve their best. Hunger pangs which distract attention for school work are quelled as a nice meal is provided so that the children can concentrate. Further to this the nutritious food allows for healthy growth in the child making sure sickness also is kept at bay.

Increasing their options:

Many children who have lost their parents live with aged grandparents, or become part of large related families, are required to carry water for long distances or have other heavy chores to do, instead of going to school. The idea that they should be sent to school with a packed lunch or with money to buy lunch is just not an option due to the lack of family income. Mighty Meals can provide the right option making it possible for at least some of the children from these families to go to school. Their education makes the difference for the future. Someone with a school education can make their way in the world and bring financial and other types of support to the rest of the family. Their education can make the difference between living in a poverty stricken village with no hope and getting a job where a decent income can be generated for the whole family. Your annual or one off £25 donation will provide a simple but nourishing meal every day a child goes to school for a year.  Making a monthly donation of £2 or £3 is another way of making sure a child is fed whilst at school.

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Your help:

If you would like to make a one-off donation to help Mighty Meals provide a daily meal for a child in the developing world, please click on the ‘Donate Now’ button on the right of this page and search for the specific Mighty Meals’ option where you will find detailed instructions on supporting a hungry child on a one-off and on a regular basis.

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Ishwa Island, Lake Kivu – Rwanda:

Rwanda is a real success story in Africa.   After the 1994 Genocide many lost hope for the future however throughout the intervening years a lot has changed for this beautiful developing nation.   In remote communities however many are still in great need.   Mission International partners with EAR (The Anglican church in Rwanda) to bring help and support to many.   One example of the need in the Cyangugu Diocese is the many under nourished children, of which there are 315,000.   Mission International is focusing on one area, the Island of Ishwa which lies in Lake Kivu, home to a mix of Rwandan and Colgolese people.   On Ishwa needy children are fed a high value porridge meal which deals with the symptoms of undernourishment and brings much improved health to the children of the community.

Providing a meal:

For about 50 pence per child per day Mission International’s Mighty Meals programme can provide a meal for a child on Ishwa Island – donate here.

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The children gather for their meal.

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The food is ready to eat.