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Country Programs

LWB has helped children from numerous countries around the world, with ongoing programs in the following countries:

Cambodia
China
Guatemala
India
Uganda

Our active efforts specific to each country are shown below.

You can make a difference in the life of a child through a one-time or monthly donation to our programs or by sponsoring a child. Sponsors will receive regular updates and photos.

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Cambodia

While significant strides have been made in recent years to address issues such as child labor, trafficking, and immense poverty, children in Cambodia continue to face multi-faceted challenges. Especially in the rural countryside, countless children still lack access to healthcare, education, and adequate nutrition. LWB is working at both the local and national level to help orphaned and impoverished children find the safety and opportunities they deserve. LWB’s efforts include:

  • Believe in Me primary schools and early childhood development centers
  • College scholarships
  • Anti-trafficking support
  • Foster care
  • Medical care
  • Nutrition and special projects

China

Over 200 million children in China still live below the national poverty line. Impoverished children born with medical needs, such as heart defects or cleft lip, often face challenges in accessing specialized care, especially in rural areas. In addition, the latest available data estimates that around 650,000 children born each year in China are abandoned. The country  continues to embrace a system of institutional care for orphaned children. While China has made strides in improving their care and support, challenges still exist, especially for those born with special needs. LWB’s efforts include:

  • China Healing Home
  • Family care
  • Cardiac and cleft care
  • Unity Initiative, providing medical care for children from impoverished families

Guatemala

Guatemala is a beautiful country that is sadly burdened by extreme poverty. Child labor is common, with many rural children not receiving education or medical care. In addition, Guatemala has one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world, with one out of every two children suffering stunting and other health issues due to chronic hunger. LWB’s efforts include:

  • Early childhood education
  • Cleft surgery trips
  • Medical care
  • Nutrition and special projects

India

India has a significant number of children living in poverty and has one of the highest rates of malnourished children globally, with stunting and wasting being significant concerns. Child labor continues to be a problem in India, despite legal prohibitions. Access to healthcare is a challenge as well, especially in rural areas. The number of orphaned children in India is significant, with some groups estimating that over 20 million children are orphaned or abandoned. There is a great need for support systems, including family-based care, to address their needs and ensure their well-being. LWB’s efforts include:

  • Believe in Me education center
  • Foster care
  • Pari Healing Home for children with HIV
  • Medical care

Uganda

According to recent data, approximately 8.9 million children in Uganda are living in poverty, lacking access to basic necessities such as food, clean water, healthcare, and education. It is also estimated that over 2.7 million children in Uganda have lost one or both of their parents. Child abandonment and institutionalism remains high. Despite government progress in some areas of child welfare, significant work remains, particularly in rural regions of the country. LWB’s efforts include:

  • Foster care 
  • Medical camps
  • Cardiac care
  • Education
  • Nutrition and special projects

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