It's hard to believe that the holidays are almost upon us once again.
As you count your blessings this holiday season, we wanted to let you know about an exciting, limited-time opportunity to double your gifts to families in need around the world. Right now, a group of LWR supporters is challenging you to give a gift — then they’ll DOUBLE it to help hungry and hurting families.
Your support means so much to families like Maria's. She and her family live near Kambu, Kenya, an area that experiences extreme droughts. Maria has five children; the youngest is 10. Her husband works over 100 miles away in Nairobi during the week, and Maria grows food on their farm. But it’s a struggle to harvest enough to feed her family — plus sell some for expenses like school fees.
Maria grows crops like cow peas, mung beans and corn. But until recently, dry weather drastically cut her harvest. About her corn crop, Maria says, “Sometimes I was not getting anything.” And that meant her children could go hungry.
With your gift, farmers like Maria will receive agricultural training to help her withstand the devastation of droughts, including training on special water conservation and plowing methods to help keep moisture in the soil.
You can help teach people vulnerable farmers like Maria these techniques, so they can produce more on their farms — and even store some food until prices rise. Better profits mean a greater chance they can feed and educate their families. Your gift can make a difference to someone like Maria who fears her children will go hungry tonight.
As Christmas approaches and we gather with friends and family to celebrate the birth of Christ, please put your faith in action and help a family in deep need. Help us meet the Christmas Matching Gift Challenge with your gift today.