Growing up in these communities, where simply surviving can be considered an achievement, is difficult to say the least. But with the generosity of people like you, things are changing. Read about some of the projects that CCFC donors make possible.
Every minute of the day, children suffer. Child labor, child trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, and many other forms of violence and abuse are commonplace. But with the help of donors, the suffering ends. Read about how donors are helping children and families.
Just as the people of Burkina Faso worry about the rains (their survival depends on it), they worry about their children and the future they’ll face. Read about how, with the help of donors, worry is fading and hope is setting in.
Poverty has a particularly cruel impact on children. When families don’t have money for schooling, another generation is doomed to a destitute future. Read about how child donors are changing that.
Children and adults are struggling daily just to survive. Less than half the population can read or write. But with the help of donors, children, families, and entire communities are able to see beyond the often tragic realities of daily life. Read about how life is changing.
Children’s dreams for the future can be as confined as the tiny house they live in. Read on to learn more about how, with the help of donors, we’re working to break the cycle of poverty and create a better life for families.
“It takes a village to raise a child.” – Nigerian proverb
To truly transform a child’s life, the vicious cycle of poverty must be broken—for good. Donors make this change possible. Christian Children’s Fund of Canada focuses on five core sector projects. This ensures generous gifts are put to work in the most effective way, and reach the greatest number of children possible. These programs are essential.
Health and Nutrition
Proper health care and nutrition means better health for children and families, more time spent in school, and fewer children dying. Through health clubs in Ethiopia, we’re reducing the rates of unwanted pregnancy, sexual abuse, early marriage, risky sexual behavior, and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS.
Education gives children a brighter future, opening the door to better-paying jobs, increased literacy in their communities, and informed future leaders who can continue to improve their communities—this is even more true for girls. Whether it's building and stocking classrooms with building supplies like we have done in Nicaragua, or providing sessions for parents in Burkina Faso on Learning Through Play (LTP), which uses easy to follow picture books, to equip parents who may nto be able to read to encourage the early development of their children, we're helping young children get off to the best start possible.
Strong Community Organizations means communities will have a strong structure so that children and families continue to thrive after we leave. In India, even children and youth are participating in a youth government to learn how democracy works, what their rights are, what their role is, and how they can shape the political future of their beloved country.
Safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene mean less disease and sickness and more time for school, work, and caring for children. In some communities in Ghana, children no longer have to drink smelly and bacteria-infested water because we’re providing resources to dig boreholes, and have helped build wells so more people have access to safe drinking water.
Small loans and basic skills training give adults the chance to earn a decent income so they can adequately provide for their children. In Paraguay, mothers have the opportunity to take classes in pastry making or esthetics (both are high in demand), start a small business, and earn a regular income to support their children.