1.5 million kids die annually from diseases that are easily preventable through routine vaccinations. (World Health Organization)
1 million people die of malaria each year. (Compassion.com)
30,000 people die weekly from illnesses caused by unclean drinking water. 90 percent of these deaths are children. (Charity Water)
17 million kids were orphaned because of AIDS in 2011 (globalhealthfacts.org)
As discouraging as these figures can be, we are making progress!
The global mortality rate from malaria has dropped 25 percent since 2000.
In Africa, the malaria death rate has fallen 33 percent in the same time frame.
Vaccination programs have resulted in a 74 percent decrease in measles deaths worldwide.
God calls us to not only meet these needs, but to empower people for sustainable and lasting change. Hope Springs International provides deep water wells, affordable health care, training in dry season farming and animal husbandry as a means to accomplish these goals. Each project is planned with an exit strategy in mind and a time line when each work will stand on its own with minimal or no ongoing support will be needed. Even our orphanage is being structured to one day be able to function without the need of outside support.
“If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” Isa. 58:10, 11.
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