We are Buddhist Global Relief and our mission is to combat chronic hunger and malnutrition in poor communities around the world. We do this by providing direct food aid to those afflicted by hunger and malnutrition, by helping develop more sustainable farming methods and food management systems, by promoting the education of girls and women so essential in the struggle against poverty and malnutrition, and by giving women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families.
About 88% of BGR's expenditures go directly to our projects, working with partners such as Oxfam America, Helen Keller International and the World Food Program. We currently support approximately 30 projects - both in the developing world and here in the U.S. In countries such as Cambodia, Haiti and Bangladesh we provide direct food aid, food and nutritional support, and formal education for orphans and poor children, especially girls. Here in the U.S. in Detroit as well as in Sudan and Vietnam we improve food security by teaching sustainable methods of small-scale farming to communities and farmers - increasing their crop yields and household incomes. In Cameroon, India and Sri Lanka we provide vocational training to women and girls - giving them skills to generate income for their households.
For close to a billion people around the world hunger is a real terrible and ever-present fate. It hounds their every step. According to the World Food Programme each year 10 million people, many of them children, die of hunger and hunger-related diseases.
Your donation to Buddhist Global Relief will help people affected by hunger to pull themselves out of this condition and lead lives of dignity and meaning. We are Buddhist Global Relief and we thank you deeply for your support.