To Feed a Child: Bestwa, Inc.

If you care about kids, you gotta love Bestwa (pronounced “best-way”), Inc. This non-profit works to provide food, medical care, education and hope to children in Liberia.

Brent and I had the opportunity last week to attend their annual benefit dinner. This group does an amazing amount of good with the resources entrusted to them.

Bestwa’s motto:

Building a path of opportunity for the children of Liberia

Building this path requires raising support to deal with these four urgent needs:

1. Food has been the first priority. Many children were starving; often suffering exploitation and dying from malnutrition-related disease. Bestwa now feeds 927 children — and counting — at three feeding stations. These before-and-since pictures of Felicia show what a difference a daily hot meal makes.

2. Health care is another serious issue. In Liberia, an easily-treated illness like strep is often a death sentence. The most common medicines are simply unavailable. Bestwa brings loads of donated life-saving medicines to Liberia.

3. School is a rare privilege for children in Liberia. Bestwa donors provide scholarships for kids like this uniformed boy to attend school.

4. A second aspect of Liberia’s health needs is the lack of prenatal and birthing care. The maternal mortality rate runs a horrifying 10%. Bestwa has been working to bring doctors and midwives to the rural areas they serve. Also, they are building a birthing center. Unlike the typical hospital, the Dennis Birthing Center will have electricity, real floors (rather than dirt), and running water.

This last photo says it all.

If you’d like to read more or would consider supporting Bestwa, you can visit their Facebook page or click here to go to their website, Bestwa.org.

Thanks for reading!
On behalf of the children,
Jan

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