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When There’s No Work, Everyone Is Hungry

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Cherry and her husband work hard to provide for their five children. She makes bricks or does laundry, while he works on construction sites. Their combined income, on average, is only seven dollars a day! On days they don’t find work, everyone goes hungry.
“Whenever our children say, ‘Mom, I’m hungry,’ my heart feels so heavy. It hurts me to see them suffer,” said Cherry.   
“When I am very hungry,” added Than Naing Oo, Cherry’s son, “my tummy feels so empty, and my heart starts to beat fast.”
But things began to change for the family after CBN’s orphan’s promise set up an after-school program in the community.  There, kids like Than Naing Oo and his siblings watch CBN’s Superbook Bible stories, get help with homework, and eat healthy meals.

“I like watching Superbook, playing with my friends, and eating delicious food,” declared Than Naing Oo.
Next, when Cherry’s husband was out of work for several weeks, we provided food packs for the whole family. Finally to help bring them bring in some additional income, we gave Cherry what she needed to sell vegetables in the community, including a bicycle to transport her produce.  In just three hours of selling, Cherry can earn 9 dollars!  That allows her more time to do other jobs and to spend time with her children, who now have plenty to eat.  
Because of your help, our children don’t go hungry.  I am so thankful for you!” said the grateful mom.  “Now, we always have good meals at home. Our whole family is happy, and that makes me very happy, too! Thank you!” added Than Naing Oo with a smile.

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About The Author

Ken Hulme

CBN International Managing Director for The 700 Club | Ken's been telling stories as a producer and writer for nearly 40 years. Currently, he manages and mentors media teams based in countries worldwide that provide stories about the work of CBN, Operation Blessing, and Orphan’s Promise for The 700 Club and other media platforms. He is married with four adult children and nine grandchildren.