Today’s video tells the story of Salissou, an 11-year-old boy from Niger whose family is hard-hit by malnutrition. See what Salissou’s hopes are for his family, and how World Vision is helping.
Today’s challenge: Share food with a friend (for example: bake cookies or cupcakes, bring them something festive…be creative!)
“Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.” –Deuteronomy 15:10 (NIV)
Last year in Niger, there was too little rain for crops to grow, and locusts ate what little did grow. A bad harvest means there isn’t enough food, and when there isn’t enough food, children like Rashida become malnourished.
In Niger, one out of every four children die before the age of 5 because of malnutrition.
But World Vision is working in Niger, bringing hope and nourishment to hungry children. Watch the video to hear Salissou’s story:
“His future isn’t decided…we can do something.”
Malnutrition is dangerous, and children die from it every day, but it isn’t too late. There is still a narrow window within which we can reverse the effects of hunger. That’s what World Vision is working to do. You can help.
At the top: Salissou carrying his sister Rashida. (Photo: World Vision)
Child sponsorship helps provide kids like Salissou and Rashida with life-saving basics like nutritious food, clean water, healthcare, and more! Consider sponsoring a child in Niger today.