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Children's Hope Fund
Hong Kong Ltd.
Changing Lives: One Child at a Time!

Projects 2011-2012

Below please find some background stories of selected past shipments:
 
In March 2011, CHF-HK shipped $2,136,203 worth of medicine to World Harvest Christian Ministries in Monrovia, Liberia. The near 3,000 lb. shipment of medication included broad-spectrum antibiotics, deworming meds, multivitamins, and treatment for arthritis symptoms. Near Monrovia, some medical facilities charge for their services and some treat patients free of charge. This shipment was intended for the free clinics and representatives from these medical facilities visited the warehouse directly to receive the distribution. They report being very grateful to now have the ability to fight easily treatable, common infectious diseases among their young and elderly patients.  

In places where food is scarce and expensive, and appliances to prepare it with may be virtually nonexistent, dehydrated food can be a life-saving gift to hungry people. The simple-to-prepare, tasty and calorie-rich vegetable and rice meals can be made in about 5 minutes just by adding one cup of boiling water. . In May 2011, CHF-HK sent $325,036 worth of dehydrated rice meals to the Bright Hope Organization in Ethiopia- that means enough for 270,864 meals!  

Through the to reach and aid at least 7 different clinics and hospitals of the region. Local Pastor Elwood Jangaba wrote to us, “Your medicine has been used to serve the Liberian people including orphans, mothers, young females as well as children and young adults. They feel better and are being healed.”  

DOVE Africa is organization in Kenya that supports the Dadhaab Refugee Camp, at which the amount of food is always insufficient for the amount of refugees. In an effort to tip the scales, CHF-HK sent $326,592 worth of dehydrated rice meals- enough for 272,160 healthy, nutritious meals. The main beneficiaries were registered refugees, especially women and children taking care of their families. The food was in high demand. One student explained that having food enables them to go back to school since they do not have to accompany their parents to go out searching for food. There are so many children in the refugee camp and a camp guard revealed that a large number of children are being born in the camp because of the rampant ‘sex-for-food’ exploitation. Directors Ibrahim and Diane Omondi wrote, “This donation will go far to feed many people suffering from malnutrition and hunger and living in refugee camps.”  

In continuation of support for the work done by World Harvest Christian Ministries in Liberia, CHF-HK sent a $1,515,932 medicinal shipment in October 2011. An extensive variety of medicine was sent, including antibacterials, analgesics, anti-inflammatories, antirheumatics, anti-fungal /worm / malarial/parastic compounds, antidiabetic drugs and scabicides. These are common ailments to the population of the region, and the availability of these medications can mean the difference between life and death for some. Distribution officials said that the donation will go far to heal many people suffering with diseases and unable to afford medicine to help them.  

The Container Ministry in South Africa is an organization that collects humanitarian aid and distributes it among over 60,000 people in schools, hospitals, clinics, orphanage and the slum areas as supplies become available. In 2011, CHF-HK sent almost $50,000 worth of dehydrated soup mix- that works out to 236,600 meals. The soup was a hearty vegetable stew blend, packed with nutritious ingredients like potatoes, peas, onions, carrots, corn, bell peppers and green beans. The soup was distributed to 13 different organizations ranging from orphanages to safe houses to community soup kitchen sites. Director Dudley Thompson reports, “This donation will go far to feed many people suffering from malnutrition and hunger.”  

In March 2011, CHF-HK sent a $2,032,133 shipment of medication to Naga City, Philippines - home to the Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. The CFSP is an organization that serves over 10,000 people in need of aid, and the medication sent was to benefit the various hospitals, clinics and local medical centers in and around the area. The medication included antibiotics, Oral Rehydration Salts to combat diarrhea, deworming medication, treatment for yeast and fungal infections as well as anti-malaria medications. The sisters state the delivery as a great blessing to thousands of people, especially at a time when the floods are pelting locals’ dirt-floor shacks, causing sicknesses to skyrocket.  

One of the goals of the Light Development Organization for the Most-Vulnerable People organization of Phnom Penh, Cambodia is to provide free medical care for their poor people by establishing fixed or mobile clinics and hospitals. In the spring of 2011, CHF-HK sent a $2,199,958 pharmaceutical shipment in support of their activities. Over 500 lbs. of a wide variety of medication was distributed through the rural areas of Cambodia, already at work in protecting the communities’ health from disease.  

In June 2011, CHF-HK sent $2,136,220 worth of pharmaceutical relief cargo in continuation of support for the Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor charity in Naga City, Philippines. Among the broad range of medications were antibiotics like Amoxicillin and Azithromycin, heart medications like Enalapril, Fluvoxamine for the treatment of OCD, Ropinirole for the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and Alendronate Sodium for the management of osteoporosis. The delivery arrived in the wake of a slew of bad weather, with floods and typhoons making bad living conditions even worse.

In the country of Ghana the availability of medication is sporadic at best, so in March 2012 CHF-HK, in conjunction with Ministerial Development & Relief Program, sent $2,281,613 worth of medicines to help strengthen the state of their medical care system. The shipment of medication included those like Alendronate Sodium for the prevention and treatment for osteoporosis, Captopril and Lisinopril for high blood pressure and heart failure, Famciclovir which treats fever blisters and shingles, Naproxen used for osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis and Nizatidine for heartburn and stomach ulcers. Medical officials report that their patients suffering through these maladies will soon know the relief found in proper treatment.