About 1.8 million people in Delhi live in slums. Most of them used to live in villages and rural areas and migrated to the metropolis seeking for a better life. Yet, the slums are overcrowded, unhygienic and lack basic amenities. Most dwellers cannot find regular work as they do not an official identification. These realities shatter their “sweet home” dreams.
[ePrayer – Pray for the community development projects in India]
Partner EFICOR, in partnership with SCOPE, launched community development projects aiming at sustainable livelihood and capacity building in villages in Orissa, India. It is glad to note reduction in seasonal migration (poor peasants getting to work far from home after the harvest season) and there is increase in crop yield and household income. Local leaders in a village have got involved in resuming water supply. Treatments with medicine and operation by an eye hospital nearby are extended to the villagers. SCOPE staff is graceful in receiving various trainings in skills and knowledge fit for the projects.
Pray for the community development projects in India:
Pray for further reduction in seasonal migration;
Village children used to quit their studies in response to parents’ command to collect plants for making wines and cigarettes. Pray for these families!
 CEDAR is an approved charitable institutions and trusts of a public character under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Please click Inland Revenue Department website to check for details.  Donations over $100 are tax deductible in Hong Kong with our receipts.  Please DO NOT fax any donation information.
[ ‘SHARE’ Nov-Dec 2012 – Care for Children ~ ‘Join Hands Join Hearts’ ] STEP INTO THE WORLD
What dreams do children have? Alem from Ethiopia dreams of having three meals a day, going to school and owning a pair of shoes.
Alem’s family faces a difficult life. Many households are slum dwellers, and some children cannot afford sufficient food or education because their parents are separated or have died from illness.
CEDAR’s partner Addis Ababa Guenet Church (AAGC) distributes food and daily supplies, provides medical services and education to about 200 children in need, and teach older ones a skill. Further, AAGC encourages parents to attend self-help groups to learn money saving and management, and increase family income by starting their own businesses with small loans.
With the help of AAGC, Alem is now in Grade 8, well fed and clothed. Are you willing to make a donation so that more children like Alem can have their dreams fulfilled?
HK$500> enables one parent to attend self-help group, learn to save money and basic skills. HK$200> meets a child’s basic monthly expenses, such as school, food, clothes and medical support.
 CEDAR is an approved charitable institutions and trusts of a public character under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Please click Inland Revenue Department website to check for details.
 Donations over $100 are tax deductible in Hong Kong with our receipts.
 Please DO NOT fax any donation information.