Christadelphian Meal-a-Day

Asia-Pacific

Meal-a-Day is a global charity, providing local support and relief to some of the poorest communities in the world.  Since the 1970s, Meal-a-Day has supported hundreds of sustainable projects around the world, run by members of the local community and their supporters – each helping to overcome the effects of hunger, disease, disability and homelessness and vitally, bringing new hope.

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Our Work

In Asia-Pacific, we have so far reached communities in Afghanistan, Bougainville, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste. We have also recently established partnerships with local community organisations in Vanuatu and are exploring options in other Asia-Pacific countries such as Bangladesh.
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Our portfolio is currently made up of 7 practical projects across 6 countries in Asia-Pacific, working in partnership with local community organisations on the ground in India, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vanuatu.

In Asia-Pacific, we have so far reached communities in Afghanistan, Bougainville, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste. We have also recently established partnerships with local community organisations in Vanuatu and are exploring options in other Asia-Pacific countries such as Bangladesh.

Our portfolio is currently made up of 7 practical projects across 6 countries in Asia-Pacific, working in partnership with local community organisations on the ground in India, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vanuatu.

WaterHarvest

Rajasthan, India

Providing safe, sustainable drinking water for people and livestock in the Dalit region. Educating villagers in improved water management, sanitation and hygiene practices.

Home of Peace

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Local resident, Justine, established the Home of Peace in 1992 to provide shelter and education for girls from squatter families in and around Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur.

Karen Hill Tribes Trust

North West Thailand

Working in partnership with The Karen Hill-tribes Trust (KHT), we support the provision of school bus transport, improved dormitory facilities and food for children of families who cannot otherwise afford it.

“The Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the blind, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour…”

Jesus Christ - fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah (61:1-3)
 

Our Mission

Together with the other Meal-a-Day regional teams and local communities, we seek to:

Facilitate self-sufficiency through sustainable ‘down-to-earth’ projects
Help to overcome the effects of hunger, disease, disability, destitution and homelessness
Promote agriculture, clean water, basic health-care and education
Encourage sharing, learning and service to others.

The charity is managed by volunteers who give freely of their time, money and expertise. This also means our administrative costs are very low, so we are able to deliver around 92% of income directly to fund these community projects.

But Why?

Meal-a-Day started out as a UK-registered charity, established in 1976: A small group of Christadelphians from Tamworth, UK assembled with the aim of addressing the needs of others, especially in the developing world.  Around that time, the US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, made a speech concerning the need to try to provide at least “one meal a day” to every person on earth.  This struck a chord with the founding group and so the Meal-a-Day Fund was born.

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Garden for Nutrition security program - Timor Leste - Part 1
The garden for nutrition security program is aimed to empower women who are victims of domestic violence with knowledge and resources to improve their food availability, nutritional value of the food quality and an opportunity of improving their economic status once they return home. In stage one of the project, CMaD partner HIAM Health has provided training for women at three safe houses. The training focuses on modern and sustainable horticulture techniques for improved garden yields. In stage two, HIAM Health will establish the nutrition gardens two of the Safe Houses.

To support this and similar projects go to: ow.ly/VmGo30nYPj4
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Garden for Nutrition security program - Timor Leste - Part 1
The garden for nutrition security program is aimed to empower women who are victims of domestic violence with knowledge and resources to improve their food availability, nutritional value of the food quality and an opportunity of improving their economic status once they return home.  In stage one of the project, CMaD partner HIAM Health has provided training for women at three safe houses. The training focuses on modern and sustainable horticulture techniques for improved garden yields. In stage two, HIAM Health will establish the nutrition gardens two of the Safe Houses.

To support this and similar projects go to: http://ow.ly/VmGo30nYPj4
For more information: http://ow.ly/IjEx30nYPjv

Healthcare and support for patients living with TB or HIV/AIDS - Part 2

Children in families where there is a TB patient often suffer due to lack of access to food and education. In addition, living at close quarters to a TB patient means they are at risk of contracting TB, particularly if they do not have proper nutrition.

This project includes screening for TB, nutritional support and education. Regular meetings with individuals and families are also used to increase the participants motivation and to educate them about the treatment regime. Counseling is also provided.

To support this or similar projects go to: ow.ly/GzpJ30nYPsu
For more information: ow.ly/XWkZ30nYPsj
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Healthcare and support for patients living with TB or HIV/AIDS - Part 2

Children in families where there is a TB patient often suffer due to lack of access to food and education. In addition, living at close quarters to a TB patient means they are at risk of contracting TB, particularly if they do not have proper nutrition.

This project includes screening for TB, nutritional support and education. Regular meetings with individuals and families are also used to increase the participants motivation and to educate them about the treatment regime. Counseling is also provided.

To support this or similar projects go to: http://ow.ly/GzpJ30nYPsu
For more information: http://ow.ly/XWkZ30nYPsj

Sarsa Project Update - Part 2

R., the unstoppable learner, is resident in one of the project villages in Alwar. About 5 yrs ago he started cultivating 0.75 hec of fresh piece of land in village outskirts. We walked for 1.5 km in undulating land to reach him. He showed us his wheat field with zeal and enthusiasm. The source of irrigation is bore only. He got sprinklers through the project 14 months ago. Last season he had grown gram in 0.8 hec land on sharing basis. Sprinkler was used for irrigating the field and crop produce was 15 quintals out of which his sharing was 50%. This is his second winter crop after installing the sprinklers. He shares that 2/3rd of his time is saved due to the sprinklers. With the availability of time he is able to take care of his livestock which he has increased two times. It is less laborious and easy to manage sprinklers as compared to open irrigation during winters. His wife helps him in farming. Both of them work hard for livelihoods as they are spending money on education of their four children. In order to protect the standing crop from wild animals they have to sleep in field. They are also constructing a house close to the field. They are used to the tough field conditions. R. recalls the training visit to Delhi and showed interest to explore more. He is always ready to adopt new things. He wants to have drip technology too. He tells that without experiencing one cannot learn. And for experience we should keep on doing something new.

To support this and similar projects go to: ow.ly/jWZv30nYP44
For more information: ow.ly/Gfo830nYP5w
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Sarsa Project Update - Part 2

R., the unstoppable learner, is resident in one of the project villages in Alwar. About 5 yrs ago he started cultivating 0.75 hec of fresh piece of land in village outskirts. We walked for 1.5 km in undulating land to reach him. He showed us his wheat field with zeal and enthusiasm. The source of irrigation is bore only. He got sprinklers through the project 14 months ago. Last season he had grown gram in 0.8 hec land on sharing basis. Sprinkler was used for irrigating the field and crop produce was 15 quintals out of which his sharing was 50%. This is his second winter crop after installing the sprinklers. He shares that 2/3rd of his time is saved due to the sprinklers. With the availability of time he is able to take care of his livestock which he has increased two times. It is less laborious and easy to manage sprinklers as compared to open irrigation during winters. His wife helps him in farming. Both of them work hard for livelihoods as they are spending money on education of their four children. In order to protect the standing crop from wild animals they have to sleep in field. They are also constructing a house close to the field. They are used to the tough field conditions. R. recalls the training visit to Delhi and showed interest to explore more. He is always ready to adopt new things. He wants to have drip technology too. He tells that without experiencing one cannot learn. And for experience we should keep on doing something new.

To support this and similar projects go to: http://ow.ly/jWZv30nYP44
For more information: http://ow.ly/Gfo830nYP5w

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Garden for Nutrition security program - Timor Leste - Part 1
The garden for nutrition security program is aimed to empower women who are victims of domestic violence with knowledge and resources to improve their food availability, nutritional value of the food quality and an opportunity of improving their economic status once they return home. In stage one of the project, CMaD partner HIAM Health has provided training for women at three safe houses. The training focuses on modern and sustainable horticulture techniques for improved garden yields. In stage two, HIAM Health will establish the nutrition gardens two of the Safe Houses.

To support this and similar projects go to: ow.ly/VmGo30nYPj4
For more information: ow.ly/IjEx30nYPjv
... See MoreSee Less

Garden for Nutrition security program - Timor Leste - Part 1
The garden for nutrition security program is aimed to empower women who are victims of domestic violence with knowledge and resources to improve their food availability, nutritional value of the food quality and an opportunity of improving their economic status once they return home.  In stage one of the project, CMaD partner HIAM Health has provided training for women at three safe houses. The training focuses on modern and sustainable horticulture techniques for improved garden yields. In stage two, HIAM Health will establish the nutrition gardens two of the Safe Houses.

To support this and similar projects go to: http://ow.ly/VmGo30nYPj4
For more information: http://ow.ly/IjEx30nYPjv

Healthcare and support for patients living with TB or HIV/AIDS - Part 2

Children in families where there is a TB patient often suffer due to lack of access to food and education. In addition, living at close quarters to a TB patient means they are at risk of contracting TB, particularly if they do not have proper nutrition.

This project includes screening for TB, nutritional support and education. Regular meetings with individuals and families are also used to increase the participants motivation and to educate them about the treatment regime. Counseling is also provided.

To support this or similar projects go to: ow.ly/GzpJ30nYPsu
For more information: ow.ly/XWkZ30nYPsj
... See MoreSee Less

Healthcare and support for patients living with TB or HIV/AIDS - Part 2

Children in families where there is a TB patient often suffer due to lack of access to food and education. In addition, living at close quarters to a TB patient means they are at risk of contracting TB, particularly if they do not have proper nutrition.

This project includes screening for TB, nutritional support and education. Regular meetings with individuals and families are also used to increase the participants motivation and to educate them about the treatment regime. Counseling is also provided.

To support this or similar projects go to: http://ow.ly/GzpJ30nYPsu
For more information: http://ow.ly/XWkZ30nYPsj

Sarsa Project Update - Part 2

R., the unstoppable learner, is resident in one of the project villages in Alwar. About 5 yrs ago he started cultivating 0.75 hec of fresh piece of land in village outskirts. We walked for 1.5 km in undulating land to reach him. He showed us his wheat field with zeal and enthusiasm. The source of irrigation is bore only. He got sprinklers through the project 14 months ago. Last season he had grown gram in 0.8 hec land on sharing basis. Sprinkler was used for irrigating the field and crop produce was 15 quintals out of which his sharing was 50%. This is his second winter crop after installing the sprinklers. He shares that 2/3rd of his time is saved due to the sprinklers. With the availability of time he is able to take care of his livestock which he has increased two times. It is less laborious and easy to manage sprinklers as compared to open irrigation during winters. His wife helps him in farming. Both of them work hard for livelihoods as they are spending money on education of their four children. In order to protect the standing crop from wild animals they have to sleep in field. They are also constructing a house close to the field. They are used to the tough field conditions. R. recalls the training visit to Delhi and showed interest to explore more. He is always ready to adopt new things. He wants to have drip technology too. He tells that without experiencing one cannot learn. And for experience we should keep on doing something new.

To support this and similar projects go to: ow.ly/jWZv30nYP44
For more information: ow.ly/Gfo830nYP5w
... See MoreSee Less

Sarsa Project Update - Part 2

R., the unstoppable learner, is resident in one of the project villages in Alwar. About 5 yrs ago he started cultivating 0.75 hec of fresh piece of land in village outskirts. We walked for 1.5 km in undulating land to reach him. He showed us his wheat field with zeal and enthusiasm. The source of irrigation is bore only. He got sprinklers through the project 14 months ago. Last season he had grown gram in 0.8 hec land on sharing basis. Sprinkler was used for irrigating the field and crop produce was 15 quintals out of which his sharing was 50%. This is his second winter crop after installing the sprinklers. He shares that 2/3rd of his time is saved due to the sprinklers. With the availability of time he is able to take care of his livestock which he has increased two times. It is less laborious and easy to manage sprinklers as compared to open irrigation during winters. His wife helps him in farming. Both of them work hard for livelihoods as they are spending money on education of their four children. In order to protect the standing crop from wild animals they have to sleep in field. They are also constructing a house close to the field. They are used to the tough field conditions. R. recalls the training visit to Delhi and showed interest to explore more. He is always ready to adopt new things. He wants to have drip technology too. He tells that without experiencing one cannot learn. And for experience we should keep on doing something new.

To support this and similar projects go to: http://ow.ly/jWZv30nYP44
For more information: http://ow.ly/Gfo830nYP5w

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