Mikinduri Children of Hope’s very first project was assisting the local leaders to feed hungry orphans, widowers, and widows. Hungry kids don’t do well in school, and since education is seen as the way out of poverty, feeding programs are essential.
As one headmaster stated after a feeding program was integrated into his school “You would never know these are the same kids… as they are so energetic and focused on learning”. Currently, we have thirteen feeding programs in operation. Approximately half of these feeding programs are completely self-sustaining. Our goal is that all of our feeding programs will become self-sustaining. Over 2 million nutritious meals are being served to very needy kids each year as a result of our feeding programs.
In accordance with our “hand up, not a hand out” policy, the students grow much of the food for their meals. We help provide the seeds, tools, and expertise, and allow students to gain the knowledge and experience to provide for themselves.