Astral NGO Hot Meal Project

This is BGR’s first project in Mongolia, in a partnership with Maitreya Charity, based in Washington State. One-third of Mongolia's population experiences extreme poverty and is unable to afford basic food and shelter. Asral NGO was established in 2001 under the auspices of Ven. Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche with the objective of keeping families together and preventing children from going onto the streets. “Asral” is Mongolian for “care.” Ven. Rinpoche established the Hot Meal Project in partnership with local government and community leaders. Since 2003, the project has provided essential nutrition to approximately thirty-two children annually, ranging in age from 6 to 17. The program gives them access to education they would otherwise not have. In addition to the lunches, Asral further supports the children with mentoring, educational supplies, disease prevention training, basic hygiene lessons, clothing, and vitamins. New partner, new project

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BGR projects are designed to provide direct food aid to people afflicted by hunger and malnutrition, to promote ecologically sustainable agriculture, to support the education of girls and women, and to give women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families. This is a selection of nine of our current 29 projects. Please select "Current Projects" from the menu on the left to see them all.