The Chifundo project has so far helped 6,618 people in Malawi to access pain relief, quality care and food support. A further 26,472 family members have also benefitted from these essential services too.
The impact on 14-year-old Jeremiah is incredible. Two years ago, his cancer diagnosis left him hungry and in pain. His mother struggled to find enough food for the family, even though food was
essential for Jeremiah’s medicine. He lay on a grass mat in pain from cancer in his leg and pressure sores on his body.
EMMS International’s partner, Palliative Care Support Trust, has been able to help renovate the family home so that they have safe and dry accommodation, especially in the rainy season. When needed, Jeremiah gets additional food support to help him stay strong and continue with his medication. Families like his are benefitting from support to set up kitchen gardens to help fight off hunger.
Give thanks for the generous response to our ‘Every Life Matters’ appeal, and for match funding from the UK government.
Give thanks that, even though a cure is not available, there is still much that can be done to improve the quality of life of Jeremiah and his family and so many others like them.