Children of the World has been providing healthcare, housing, education, access to clean water and micro credit loans since 1998 in some of the most distressed areas in the world.
Medical teams have performed surgery on hundreds of children in Nicaragua and Mexico. Hospitals were built where none existed. In Haiti, CWF partnered with the Bridgeway Foundation to provide funding for the purchase of land and the initial building in a village for orphans built and supported for the last twenty years by the Mercy and Sharing Foundation.
The world's attention has been focused on the disaster going on in Syria. But there is a humanitarian crisis occurring in neighboring countries. Our current focus is in the Syrian refugee camps in Jordan. Medical teams travel to Ammon, Jordan and provide medical and dental care to Syrian refugees who have been displaced and have been denied their basic human rights. Until recently, Jordan has been providing free healthcare to the refugees but can no longer do so. It is up to the volunteer community to provide these services. A team of 20 physicians and dentists are bused from Ammon each day to temporary clinics set up in schools. We travel to three locations on each trip.
Children of the World was pleased to host former President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Co., and at the Roaring Fork Cultural Council in Carbondale, Co., on June 23, 2015.
After having seen people living in sub-human conditions and then seeing what can be accomplished with so little effort and money we must share our good fortune with those who have been denied so much. No one should go through life with the knowledge that no one cares for them. Children of the World made a promise to the people in the countries in which we serve that we would not forget them. Thank you for your help in letting us keep this promise.