In Nepal, 10 percent of children die before they reach age 5. But for many youth and their families life is more abundant because of the ELCA World Hunger Appeal and its partnership with the United Mission of Nepal.
Last year the appeal assisted the mission's ministries with $22,000 in addition to gifts from other ELCA sources. An additional $55,000 is given to the Lutheran World Federation World Service in Nepal.
Fittingly, "Life more abundant" is the theme for this year's celebration of the United Mission to Nepal's 50th anniversary. The mission means life and health for malnourished children, pregnant mothers and rural communities. It brings health programs to poor rural areas, provides education in rural development, helps train nurses, improves literacy and carries on many community development projects.
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