20 Miles to feed 2 Children

09 Aug

The children at the orphanage standing around the rice cooker smilingEmmanuel Orphanage with their new rice cooker, thanks to your gift to Orphan’s Tear!

Did you know that a traditional farmer in Asia must walk 20 miles behind his water buffalo to plow a single acre of rice patty? Did you also know that that one acre will only feed two Asian children for a year?

While purchasing a rice cooker doesn’t help the farmer walk any less, a rice cooker does save time and money for the orphanage director. This rice cooker is saving Emmanuel Orphanage money that they can use towards other needs the children have. While the picture quality is poor, you can’t mistake the smiles on the children’s faces. The director wrote:

They are really happy for that [rice cooker]. Thank you so much for concerning our need.

On behalf of the children,

Elisabeth Walter
Director, Orphan’s Tear division

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