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ALMSGIVING

Around the world, an estimated 2 billion people lack access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food.

With our Almsgiving Campaign we are on a mission to change that one step at a time. These are the steps we’ve already taken:

1,500

Families supported

540,000

Meals served

9

Villages

a 3 year pilot project

The current Almsgiving campaign is a pilot project which will support 100 refugee and disadvantaged families to become self-sustainable by providing educational support, job opportunities and 1.3 million meals in 3 years.

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WHAT IF FRIDAY NEVER CAME?

TGIF… Thank God it’s Friday!  For many of us, the  promise of the weekend brings relief to a hard week of work, a chance to relax. Now, imagine if Friday never came.  If instead, each and every day upon awakening your first thought was, “I don’t know if I’ll have food for my family today”.  In the face of basic survival, where are the weekends, the vacations, the retirement, the dreams?  They simply never come. 

Millions of people around the globe awaken to this kind of life each day. Mothers and fathers, whose pressing concern is the survival of their children, have little room for encouraging the development of their creativity, musical or sports ability.  When incomes barely meet basic needs, there is very little left over for furthering education, let alone dreams.  A typical worker in rural India, for instance, who works in agriculture or labor, brings home about $100USD a month.  A family will spend most of that in poor quality, low nutrition food.  Going out to a basic, no frills restaurant would cost a family of four around $5USD, which would be at least a full day’s pay, and so becomes a luxury that is out of reach for most.  For them, life rarely goes beyond survival.

WHAT IF YOU CAN CHANGE THIS?

Now imagine a new reality where families can break out of this cycle, find time to dream for themselves and their children, live fuller lives and create brighter futures.

The ALMSGIVING campaign is a pilot project aimed at creating flourishing, self-sustaining communities by providing a foundational support to its families that lifts them out of struggle.  It functions on the principle that by providing long-term nutritional, educational, and organizational support for those who do not have access, families can allocate their limited resources to invest in themselves and in their children’s futures and break out of the cyclical struggle for survival.  

When basic needs are met, and individuals are better educated and in good health, individuals are happier, free to be more creative, and able to take on a wider view of life.  They can look outward to the broader community, engage and contribute, and enable the community to become self-sufficient through the work of its members. Your help can make this new reality possible in the lives of thousands.

HOW ALMSGIVING CAN HELP

ALMSGIVING’s goal is to relieve families of the daily struggle for basic needs with the ALMSGIVING KIT. The KIT is a three-pronged approach to supporting families and their communities.  

Food

The ALMSGIVING KIT provides nutritious food, to support both the health of families, and to enable them to allocate resources to other activities such paying medical bills and debts, transportation, etc.
Item Approx. qty
1 Rice 22 lbs
2 Whole Wheat/Millet 11 lbs
3 Lentils 11 lbs
4 Potatoes 11 lbs
5 Onions 11 lbs
6 Tomatoes 9 lbs
7 Spinach/Vegetables 9 lbs
8 Drumstick (Moringa) 9 lbs
Item Approx. qty
9 Chickpeas 9 lbs
10 Sugar 4.4 lbs
11 Cooking Oil 2 liters
12 Tea 2.2 lbs
13 Salt 2.2 lbs
14 Masala 1.1 lbs
15 Turmeric 0.6 lbs
16 Multivitamin supplements 4 bottles
Item Approx. qty
1 Rice 22 lbs
2 Whole Wheat/Millet 11 lbs
3 Lentils 11 lbs
4 Potatoes 11 lbs
5 Onions 11 lbs
6 Tomatoes 9 lbs
7 Spinach/Vegetables 9 lbs
8 Drumstick (Moringa) 9 lbs
9 Chickpeas 9 lbs
10 Sugar 4.4 lbs
11 Cooking Oil 2 liters
12 Tea 2.2 lbs
13 Salt 2.2 lbs
14 Masala 1.1 lbs
15 Turmeric 0.6 lbs
16 Multivitamin supplements 4 bottles

Education

The ALMSGIVING KIT also includes the provision of educational resources badly needed in schools, basics such as pencils, notebooks, and desks, as well as up-to-date textbooks, computers, and other teaching supports.

Education

The ALMSGIVING KIT also includes the provision of educational resources badly needed in schools, basics such as pencils, notebooks, and desks, as well as up-to-date textbooks, computers, and other teaching supports.

economy

Finally, with freedom from the burden of daily survival, families supported by the ALMSGIVING KIT have the opportunity to start family businesses, thereby becoming autonomous and self-sustainable. Community members, ready to embark in new business ventures, will be supported through information sessions and skills workshops to provide them with initial support and direction. The project will also provide local job opportunities such as packaging and distribution work for the Almsgiving Campaign.

economy

Finally, with freedom from the burden of daily survival, families supported by the ALMSGIVING KIT have the opportunity to start family businesses, thereby becoming autonomous and self-sustainable. Community members, ready to embark in new business ventures, will be supported through information sessions and skills workshops to provide them with initial support and direction. The project will also provide local job opportunities such as packaging and distribution work for the Almsgiving Campaign.

With careful monitoring of the results of the ALMSGIVING Campaign, and the documenting of the progress of a number of families,
I Saved A Life aims to put your donations towards producing long-lasting and tangible results.

Together, we can make a new reality come true.