To combat child poverty and hunger, World Vision says “Enough”

ahrefsHave we done all we can? If even a single child goes to bed hungry, attends school on an empty stomach, or struggles to share meals with family members, our work is far from complete.

May 28 serves as World Hunger Day, a poignant reminder that every meal is a privilege many are deprived of. Children bear the brunt of food scarcity, lacking the nutrition necessary for physical, cognitive, and emotional development, hindering their ability to thrive.

World Vision Philippines, a humanitarian non-profit dedicated to addressing child poverty and hunger, stresses that while hunger among children and adolescents persists in the country, an opportunity for Filipinos to contribute to the solution emerges alongside it.

“At World Vision, we view our challenges as opportunities for change. Through our efforts alongside partners, volunteers, and sponsors, this perspective fuels our hope and determination. We understand that eradicating child hunger isn’t an immediate feat, but being part of enduring change sustains our resolve,” shares Wichelle Cruz, OIC – Resource Development Director.

As World Hunger Day comes and goes, World Vision urges Filipinos to join their long-term campaign aimed at alleviating these pressing issues. She adds, “This is an open invitation to all to participate in our ‘ENOUGH’ campaign. This initiative is straightforward yet impactful. By donating Php1,000 or more – or by contributing Php25 a day or Php750 a month – donors provide hungry Filipino children with another chance at life. What may seem like a trivial amount to some can truly purchase life-saving and nourishing food for a child.”

Studies show that with over 40 million individuals under 18 years old in the Philippines, only 13% of them have access to proper daily nutrition. Meanwhile, 33% of Filipino families struggle to put food on the table, resulting in children falling below global nutrition standards. The fight against child hunger seems daunting, compounded by factors like inflation, corruption, climate change, and global economic instability. Yet, with consistent support from generous donors to World Vision Philippines, there is hope that the number of hungry children can significantly decrease and be eradicated by 2030.

“Enough is enough is our rallying cry in the battle against child hunger in the Philippines. Too many children across generations have suffered from poor health, joylessness, and a stolen childhood. I speak for everyone at World Vision Philippines when I say that one hungry child is one too many, and we hope other Filipinos share this sentiment,” emphasizes Cruz.

To learn more about how you can support World Vision Philippines, join the ENOUGH campaign, and make a donation. Visit https://www.worldvision.org.ph/enough/# for more information.



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