Adonai Child Rehabilitation is a Christian faith-based ministry in Kalaymyo, Myanmar that was established in May 2016. This ministry creates a place of rehabilitation for children and teenagers from various backgrounds like orphans, unwanted children, street children, and poor children.
First of all, we thank God for leading us into the month of November, in spite of many challenges. Our God fills us with joy in our Adonai family because He is with us. We also appreciate all our prayer partners and donors for their faithful commitment to help in prayer and sowing seeds to help the little orphans physically and spiritually. May the Lord continue to bless TFish, which is led by sister Nancy and her team members.
October and November have been tough months for us because two orphans, Mr. Thla Hnin and Miss. Dawt Rem Chin, have been seriously sick. Their sickness was quite different, with no fever at all. They didn't play like the other orphans, and they didn't move actively. Eventually they developed problems walking. We suspected something might be wrong and brought them to the doctor for a checkup. They underwent blood tests, urine tests, ECGs, and scans. It was determined that they had symptoms of the nervous system.
We admitted Thla Hnin to the hospital, even though we didn't have sufficient money. He was worse than Miss. Dawt, so that is why we admitted him only. Specialist Dr. Nu Nu Htwe asked about the orphans, and we explained to her about them. She felt pity and said, "Don't worry, even if you don't have enough money. I will find a way to treat him for free ." We were so happy, God answered our prayer!
By Charlie and Mary Dang
C&MA International Ministries assigned us to serve in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. As we began to minister among the Vietnamese diaspora, we felt God leading us to rent a ministry center. Its location is close to an industrial park where many migrant workers reside—thus we began reaching these people.
More than 630,000 migrant workers are in Taiwan. Wishing to provide for their families, they come from Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and other countries in the region. They are easy targets for brokerage agencies that seek to deceive and lure them with promises of attractive salaries, benefits, and overtime pay.
These young people eagerly sign work contracts; however, they have no money to pay expensive brokerage fees. So they take loans from a bank or money lender, hoping that one day they will save enough to pay the debt.
One Heart World-Wide's mission is to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in remote rural areas. Our partnership with them is helping women in Bhojpur, Nepal receive skilled birth attendant training.
Pregnancy is a natural process for which medical assistance is not considered as a need or requirement in Nepal. As a result, many Nepalese women, especially those residing in more rural areas of Nepal deliver at home. In most communities, traditional birth attendants are usually primary service providers who have never received modern training in midwifery. The lack of training poses a risk to the lives of the women and newborn. Currently, there are only a few SBAs that serve about 45,000 women per year in Bhojpur. One Heart World-Wide has identified several eligible nurses that are on their way to becoming certified skilled birth attendants. Post-training, they will be able to provide the maternity care necessary to conduct safe deliveries in this district.
Sending our Thanksgiving greetings and announcing new projects in Haiti, China, and Vietnam.
We are grateful for our supporters and partners!
Thank you for volunteering, donating, and working with us to alleviate poverty in East Asia. You are a valued part of our community to make a difference for families in need.
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Grounded on core values of respect, love, and service to the elderly, the Xinyue Senior Center of Chongqing, China, promotes social work services for senior citizens and builds a harmonious living environment for them.
Granny Ma is 73. She and her husband both retired from the same gas company. Granny Ma and her husband checked in to the Chongqing No. 1 Social Welfare Institute on March 24, 2015. They had been married since 1965. In 2015, the social workers had planned an activity for the senior couples to take wedding photos together, which made their dreams come true. Sadly, on December 20, 2015, Granny Ma's husband was admitted to the hospital. On January 16, 2016, he passed away. Granny Ma was depressed, and she did not want a new roommate to move in.
Granny Ma is kind and gentle. She had never quarreled with her husband. Her husband was optimistic, and they got along well with each other. Though her husband was sometimes ill, he seemed like a healthy person overall. They ate meals, went on walks, and went out together. They stayed with each other like a model couple. They had 2 sons and a daughter. When her husband was in the ICU, their children came and took care of him. After her husband died, Granny Zhou attended the funeral, but she did not want to face the reality. Granny Ma's children were very kind to her, but they could not accompany her all the time. Having company seemed very important.
Little Red Scarf is in Lanzhou, Gansu, and Yunnan provinces. We provide financial support and encouragement to children suffering from congenital heart disease. In addition, we provide families with post-operative care and help the children sustain a healthy lifestyle
Xiao Ai is one of the beneficiaries of our Adopt a Family program in 2016. To care for her rural family, we wanted to raise funds for them to get a goat for milk. When I called Xiao Ai, she had just picked up her daughter from kindergarten. Her older son was about to come back from school. She was preparing lunch. Through our phone conversation, I learned how her family was doing.
Xiao Ai is doing fine, although the scar has not healed very well. She was feeling better but still did not do much manual work. Xiao Ai is in charge of the domestic chores, such as taking care of the 3 children and housework. Her husband is in charge of the field work and feeding the milk goats. The whole family’s life is back on track. Her health is recovering and her children are growing. We are happy for them.
Press Release: Chao Foundation and Transparent Fish Fund Grant $50,125 to Develop Newborn Warming Bassinet Prototype
Otter Warming Bassinet Will Reduce Mortality for Hypothermic Newborns in Southeast Asia
Nov 21, 2016
Contact: Nancy Nguyen, Executive Director
LOS ALTOS, Calif.—Chao Foundation and Transparent Fish Fund are pleased to announce a new grant of $50,125 to Design that Matters to help develop an innovative newborn conductive warmer. Designed for use in rural areas, this infant warmer will reduce unnecessary newborn mortality due to complications from prematurity, hypothermia, and low birth weight in low resource settings. The grant will support the development, testing, and marketability of a refined prototype in Vietnam.
15,000 Primary and Secondary Students to Benefit from Clean Drinking Water
Nov 18, 2016
Contact: Nancy Nguyen, Executive Director
LOS ALTOS, Calif.—Chao Foundation is pleased to announce a new grant of $49,131.60 to dloHaiti to support their Clean Water for Schools program. The grant will provide 36% of the budget needed for this program’s academic year (October 2016 – May 2017). Collaboration with other donors such as Unilever, the global consumer product brand, will multiply the grant’s impact. Part of the Chao Foundation grant ($2,339.60) will also support the monitoring and evaluation of the program.
Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry: People with leprosy are sent to isolated villages where they are abandoned and forgotten by society. The Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry has a special place in its heart for these people and organizes groups of volunteers to travel to villages plagued with leprosy in order to provide medical, living, and psychological assistance. The Shalom Leprosy Compassion Ministry is located in Kunming, Yunnan.
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