Lives Saved: April to June
#Team45 Has Saved Over 1,100 Lives!
Thanks to you, we've surpassed our goal for #Team45! We challenged you and your fellow hunger fighters to raise enough money to save 1,000 children from deadly hunger by June 30th. You didn’t just step up to the challenge—you raised the bar even higher!
Since January, you and your fellow #Team45 members have raised $50,026.00 to benefit Action Against Hunger's lifesaving nutrition programs. Thank you for your support!
So, how does that translate to lives saved? The money you raised so far has helped us reach 1,111 children around the world!
Photo: ACF-South Sudan, J. Seagle/Counterpart Images
An End to Hunger is Closer Than You Think
Hunger claims one million young lives every year, but for the first time in history, game changing solutions are within our reach. Using ready-to-use therapeutic foods, we can now treat children at home, and save lives at a scale never before imagined.
Thanks to ready-to-use therapeutic foods, we know how to fight deadly hunger. Thanks to your support, we’re one step closer to winning the fight.
Photo: ACF-DRC, J. Asenbrennerova
#Team45 Success Stories
Your generosity has helped 1,111 children receive lifesaving nutrition over the past three months — children like Shehzore and Farhana, a brother and sister in Pakistan; Musa, a two-year-old boy in Nigeria; Baru, a little girl in rural Niger; and Bintu Niare, a two-year-old girl in Mali. Learn more about their struggle with deadly hunger, and how your support helped transform their lives.
Photo: ACF-Pakistan, courtesy Blackbox Sounds
Supporting Shehzore and Farhana's Family
Farzana, a mother in Dadu District, Pakistan, works hard to provide for her children: she tends to her family’s farm, raises livestock, and takes care of household chores. Unfortunately, she sometimes still struggles to make ends meet. When she needed help for her malnourished daughter, Farhana, she turned to her local Action Against Hunger-supported health center.
Farzana had been to the center before with her son Shehzore. Now both children are being treated with ready-to-use therapeutic foods and are on the road to recovery. Farzana is also learning proper infant care techniques, so she can keep her children healthy after they leave the health center.
Photos: ACF-Pakistan, courtesy Blackbox Sounds
Giving Musa's Mother Peace of Mind
When Action Against Hunger volunteers came to Dumbol, Nigeria, Umbodu Kawo came to us for help for her malnourished two-year-old son, Musa. We treated Musa with ready-to-use therapeutic foods at a health center outside of Dumbol, and he’s now back to full health.
While Musa received treatment, Umbodu learned how to better care for him through childcare and nutrition lessons given at the health center. Umbodu says she can now sleep better at night knowing that her son is healthy.
Photos: ACF-Nigeria, courtesy Stella Ananga Iyimoga
Bringing Baru Back to Health
Baru had been sick for two weeks when her grandmother, Alima, brought her to a health center near their village outside Mayahi in rural Niger. There, she was diagnosed with malnutrition and malaria. Afraid for Baru’s life, Alima traveled twenty miles to bring her to Mayahi District Hospital.
After just six days of treatment, Baru’s health improved. She even sat up and began to feed herself ready-to-use therapeutic foods. We’re working with the Ministry of Health to support Mayahi District Hospital’s nutrition programs so we can treat more children like Baru.
Photos: ACF-Niger, S. Sandars
Saving Bintu Niare's Life
In Mali, widespread poverty, food insecurity, and instability caused by conflict has led to alarming rates of childhood malnutrition. In fact, malnutrition is the second leading cause of death among children under five years old in Mali.
Bintu Niare, a little girl in Bamako, is one of thousands of children in Mali struggling with malnutrition. At two years old, she weighed only 11 pounds when her mother brought her to an Action Against Hunger-supported health center. She is now recovering thanks to treatment with ready-to-use therapeutic foods.
Photos: ACF-Mali, A. Garcia
Together, We've Saved a Lot of Lives. And We're Not Done Yet!
You've just met some of the children whose lives are healthier thanks to your support. But they're not the only ones. #Team45 is an ongoing campaign, and fundraisers like you are helping us reach more families in need this year.
You helped us surpass our goal of saving 1,000 children by June 30th. Now, you can help us reach our next goal: to save 1,450 children by September 30th!
Thanks to you, we’re well on our way. And with your continued support, we know we'll reach our next goal together!
Photo: ACF-Kenya, S. Haunenstein Swan
Your Support Goes Further
As fundraisers, you're committed to ending deadly hunger. So are we. That's why we make sure the money you raise goes where it's needed most. In 2012, we spent $0.91 of every donated dollar on our lifesaving programs:
So you can feel good that you're not only supporting a vital cause, but a great organization as well!
But don't just take our word for it: a number of independent watchdogs offer annual assessments of our agency’s ﬁscal and organizational health.
We've earned four stars from Charity Navigator for our financial transparency and efficiency for seven consecutive years. Only 2% of non-profits earn this distinction.
Thank You, #Team45!
The stories we've shared with you show how your efforts help save lives. Share them with your friends, family, and campaign supporters so they can see how they helped make a difference, too.
Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve accomplished your fundraising goal, we’re so grateful to have you on our team. On behalf of the children we help and our dedicated staff around the globe, thank you!
Special Thanks to Our #Team45 Leaders!
- Steve and Alex saved 157 lives
- Erik and Friends saved 157 lives
- Lauren saved 117 lives
- Allen and Daniel saved 40 lives
- Raymond saved 35 lives
- Jerry saved 33 lives
- Suvar saved 27 lives
- Erick and Amelia saved 25 lives
- Elizabeth saved 22 lives
- Rona saved 16 lives
Want to become a #Team45 Leader? Check out these five steps to fundraising success and start saving lives!
Photo: ACF-DRC, O. Serrano. Cover photo: ACF-Kenya, S. Hauenstein Swan