MAP Mid-Year Impact Report

Moms Against Poverty Mid-Year Impact Report

Dear Friends, 

 It’s hard to believe we are in July of 2020. The world has experienced a great shift in how we socialize, conduct business, and carry out our daily lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a global health crisis but also impacted the world’s economy creating a large-scale, global hunger crisis. 

Even in these difficult times, you, MAP’s community of donors and volunteers, didn’t forsake children around the world. You continued generously shedding light and hope into the world, uniting as members of the human race, and helping those at risk.

On May 16th, we hosted our first virtual event, the Hunger Relief Night Live. A great big thanks to all the sponsors, donors, participants, celebrities, team members and volunteers who made this event possible and a great success. 

Thanks to your generosity, our team has been working tirelessly in the U.S., Iran, and globally providing lifeline support to the children and families in need. Be sure to check our weekly blogs (Iink to blog) and social media posts (Link to social media) to stay updated on all the work YOU make happen. Read further to learn more about the impact of your giving in the first half of the year.

We are truly grateful to all of you for your continued commitment to helping underprivileged children around the world. 

In gratitude,

Delfarib Fanaie & Ladan Judge
CEO & COO
Moms Against Poverty

MAP in IRAN

This has been a very difficult year for the people of Iran. In January of this year, heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, Iran. Hundreds of thousands of children and families were displaced. Thanks to your generosity, our team on the ground provided first level relief and basic provisions, clothing, and shoes to the children and families affected in the area. Additionally, we have helped 200 families, re-establish their lives by fully refurbishing their homes with appliances, kitchen equipment, and other necessities. 

Iran was one of the first epicenters of the coronavirus outbreak, thanks to the tireless efforts of our team in Iran we were able to quickly mobilize and provide life-saving medical equipment, PPEs, food and other basic provisions to the children and families in need. 

To date we have supported over 200,000 children and their families by providing 27 ventilators, 7 ECGs, 6 radiography machines, 3 oxygen machines, 150 oxygen tanks and tens of thousands of various forms of critical PPEs, including isolation clothing, surgical gowns, masks, and face shields were distributed to over 10 hospitals. Beyond hospital support, MAP also donated PPEs, disinfectants and surface cleaners to public orphanages and homeless shelters in Iran.

While this is an accomplishment that tackles the first phase of the pandemic; to alleviate the ever-increasing economic impact of COVID-19, we have transitioned our effort to hunger relief in Iran. We recently distributed food packets including groceries such as meat, rice and more to 2000 families. Additionally, we have launched a bread project where families in Iran receive bread for a month. 

In addition to our disaster and pandemic relief work, we are completing the construction of six schools and completing renovation of seven village pre-schools around the country. Finally, we continue to operate our private girl’s orphanage in Kerman. The girls are safe, healthy, and thriving thanks to our team’s diligence and care. 

MAP in the U.S.

40 million people in the U.S. live below the poverty line. Poverty entails more than the lack of income and productive resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods. It includes hunger, malnutrition, limited access to education, health care, and other basic services as well as mental and emotional trauma. 
 
MAP works with 40+ partner schools and centers in various locations across the country to provide food, hygiene, basic provisions, and education to those in need. 
 
COVID-19 has escalated these disparities across the country. The many thousands of impoverished children and families who depend on free food from schools and food banks are suffering more than ever. Business closures and unemployment has added to the hunger crisis. As a result, requests for food and provisions from our community have increased substantially.
 
In the past few months, we have supported nearly 60,000 children and their families and provided over 110,000 lbs. of food and thousands of hygiene products to them in California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C. 

MAP in CAMBODIA

MAP provides free preschool and after-school classes, vocational training, foster care, and other social services to the children and families in three villages of Prek BongKong, Prek Lvea, and Prek Ta Kov. 

Our team in Cambodia has been busy supporting the ever-growing challenges of the pandemic in the area through our education and social programs. 

School closures have led our team to transition to online teaching and limited, socially distanced, in-person classes since early April. This has been challenging due to lack of equipment at our school. Although we have managed to rotate the distribution of laptops and smartphones to some of our children, we are still looking to raise funds to purchase additional tablets for our 110 students that we serve. As a result, our team has been busy doing more home site visits, at-home tutoring. 

We continue providing social services supporting the children in the village and in our foster program and are developing new ways to educate our students while following social distancing guidelines.

Our team has also continued with our vocational training programs, teaching the older children vocational skills such as marketing, music, construction, hydroponics and sewing. 

MAP in SENEGAL

In Senegal, our team has worked with our school principals to identify and distribute 400 food packets to children and their families who have been the hardest hit by COVID-19 and the resulting hunger pandemic. We will continue to support our school communities as we weather this crisis.

In spite of coronavirus, MAP has started construction on its sixth school in Senegal, in partnership with our local partners at Natangué-Sénégal. The construction will be completed for planned school openings in the fall. 

Additionally, in Senegal this year, after members of MAP’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board visited Senegal, MAP has partnered with an orphanage Sourire d’Enfants, helping provide proper nutrition and care for children living in this home.

MAP in NEPAL

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world with high rates of disease and malnutrition. To make matters worse, the coronavirus pandemic has hurt countries like Nepal more than most. Their largest industry is tourism, which has suffered greatly in the past months because international travel virtually ground to a halt. Many of these Nepalese have no savings or safety net to fall back on, and they need our help.
 
MAP, in collaboration with Sunsar Maya, is working to provide food and hygiene products to orphaned children and families in Nepal on a monthly basis. We operate through two centers in Jorpati and Mahalaxmi, Nepal, distributing packages containing soap and two weeks’ worth of rice, lentils, and noodles. 
 
This is just the beginning of MAP’s work in Nepal. We plan to expand our programs and continue supporting these disadvantaged people over the coming months. However, we need your support to accomplish this goal.
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