Each year, ASC is blessed to have the opportunity to provide invaluable shipments of lifesaving medicines and medical supplies to our partners in the underdeveloped world. We acquire and ship these highly needed medical shipments for a small fraction of their overall value—allowing us to be even more efficient with our donation dollars!
The poorest country in the Western hemisphere, Haiti has a persistent and crippling problem with hunger and malnutrition. According to the World Food Program, about 44% of the Haitian population is undernourished.
With few resources and little government support many poor families rely on outside help from programs like ours. We support a rescue center for malnourished children in a rural part or Haiti and a feeding program in Port-au-Prince, in a neighborhood that has still not recovered from the 2010 earthquake.
Like Haiti, the Philippine islands are frequently affected by natural disasters that cause large scale destruction and harm to the population, especially the most vulnerable - the children. In addition to the geographic challenges widespread poverty makes for extremely difficult circumstances for children to grow up in.
With over 44 % of Filipino children living in poverty, 1 out of 3 Filipino children experiencing some form of abuse and the island nation being the 4th most accident prone country in the world, the Philippines lead some sad statistics (all numbers as reported by our partner on the ground). That’s why our project partner specializes in child protection advocacy and services for abused children as well as in emergency relief.
Feeding Hungry Children in Los Brasilas, Nicaragua
The people of Nicaragua have long demonstrated a need for food, water and shelter, but following the horrible effects of Hurricane Mitch in 1998 and the 2014 Earthquake - each of which left thousands of people homeless, hopeless, and starving - ASC became aware of just how great the needs in this country were.