Lives Saved: July to September
#Team45 Has Saved Nearly 1,400 Lives!
Thanks to you, we're even closer to our goal for #Team45!
You and your fellow hunger fighters continue to set goals, spread the word, and save lives. Since January, you and your fellow #Team45 members have raised $62,894.00 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 1,397 children around the world!
Photo: ACF-Nepal, S. Remael
An End to Hunger is Closer Than You Think
Hunger claims some three 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-Kenya, S. Hauenstein Swan
#Team45 Success Stories
Your generosity has helped 1,397 children receive lifesaving nutrition — children like Joyline and Belinta, twin girls in Kenya; Nosheen, a little girl in Pakistan; Kaya, a two-year-old girl in Mali; and Mohammed, a little boy in Nigeria. Learn more about their struggle with deadly hunger, and how your support helped transform their lives.
Photo: ACF-Kenya, S. Hauenstein Swan
Joyline and Belinta's Road to Recovery
Nancy, a young mother, makes a six-hour journey to an Action Against Hunger-supported health center in West Pokot, Kenya, with her seven-month-old twins tied to her back. Her two girls, Joyline and Belinta, are both suffering from severe acute malnutrition, and Nancy walks to the health center every week so they can receive treatment.
A community health worker weighs and measures the girls. He gives Nancy a supply of ready-to-use therapeutic foods that she can give to them at home -- RUTFs are revolutionary because they allow for home treatment. Nancy then picks up Joyline and Belinta and begins the trip back. As Nancy walks the road home, her girls are on the road to recovery.
Photos: ACF-Kenya, S. Hauenstein Swan
Affordable Care for Nosheen
When Action Against Hunger’s nutrition teams were screening children in the village of Muhammad Khan in Pakistan, little Nosheen was diagnosed with acute malnutrition. She was also at greater risk for other diseases because malnutrition left her body was too weak to fight them off.
Nosheen’s family couldn’t afford private medical care for her, so a community nutrition advocate encouraged them to visit an Action Against Hunger-supported health center in their area. At the health center, Nosheen received treatment with ready-to-use therapeutic food, and is now gaining weight.
Photos: ACF-Pakistan, courtesy Blackbox Sounds
Help for Kaya and Her Mother
Two-year-old Kaya was diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. She’s not alone: in Mali, an estimated 500,000 children could suffer from malnutrition this year. But we’re working to change that. We treated Kaya with ready-to-use therapeutic food at a health center in Bamako, Mali.
We don’t just treat malnutrition -- we also work to prevent it. So while Kaya receives treatment, her mother and other caretakers of children at the health center take classes so they can learn nutritious recipes, proper infant care practices, and other techniques to keep their children healthy.
Photos: ACF-Mali, A. Garcia
Lifesaving Treatment for Mohammed
In Lawanti, Nigeria, families lack access to clean water, which can lead to waterborne illnesses like diarrheal disease. Mohammed, a fourteen-month-old boy, was suffering from diarrhea when his mother brought him to an Action Against Hunger-supported health center for treatment.
Mohammed received treatment at the health center and is now healthy. Mohammed’s mother described their experience, and expressed her gratitude to Action Against Hunger’s teams for helping her son: “He was treated and started getting better and better with every visit. He’s no longer sick; he is well. I am really grateful.”
Photos: ACF-Nigeria, courtesy Stella Ananga Iyimoga
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.
Your dedication is helping us save more and more lives from deadly hunger. Help us reach our next goal: to save 2,000 children by December 31st!
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-DRC, S. Vidyarthi
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 2013, we spent $0.92 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 184 lives
- Erik and Friends saved 157 lives
- Lauren saved 117 lives
- Erick and Amelia saved 68 lives
- Allen and Daniel saved 47 lives
- Jerry saved 36 lives
- Raymond saved 35 lives
- Mike and Susie saved 28 lives
- Suvar saved 27 lives
- Rona saved 24 lives
Want to become a #Team45 Leader? Check out these five steps to fundraising success and start saving lives!
Photo: ACF-Colombia, S. Vera. Cover photo: ACF-Kenya, S. Hauenstein Swan