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.

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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4 months ago

Meal-a-Day Fund (Asia-Pacific)

For our final update in May we plan to discuss the critical issue of child malnutrition in Timor Leste. Timor Leste has one of the worst rates of child malnutrition in the world, despite being so close to a prosperous nation like Australia. We plan to discuss the nutritional garden projects we have been doing with HIAM Health. These projects alleviate malnutrition and poverty by:
- Training women from villages in nutrition and how to set up and maintain gardens that will provide the nutrition, and
- Assisting with the initial setup of the gardens.
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4 months ago

Meal-a-Day Fund (Asia-Pacific)

In our fourth update we will be discussing a multi-year project to provide access to education for children in the remote Karen Hill Tribe areas of Thailand. The Director of our partner Karen Hill Tribes Trust is planning on joining to update us on the:
- Current project supporting access to education,
- Results of previous projects with Karen Hill Tribes,
- Potential new sustainability projects that more funding would allow - water sustainability, sanitation etc, and
- Effect of Covid-19 on projects and what they are doing to manage these.
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4 months ago

Meal-a-Day Fund (Asia-Pacific)

Covid-19 has caused significant hardship for migrant workers in India. Unable to return home due to travel restrictions, many are without work and have no money to buy food.
Our third update will be about a new project with partner Reaching Hands to feed stranded migrant workers in South India.
We will also be discussing a long running project with the Ayries Foundation that provides vital nutrition for TB and HIV/AIDs patients and their families.
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Super initiative and I congratulate all for ur wonderful work

Good job. My sister jaya has done well.proud of u and yr team. God bless your work.

God bless your Team good job

Good job Steve appreciate with work and deeds

Hi listening in from nsw

Hi Stephen!

As Susan said, Joanie and I have visited Ayries many times. It is an incredible, loving and sacrificial work by our dear friend PP, his family and their dedicated staff.

Thanks Jaya and Susan, and than you for your work, directly helping those in need. Without project partners and people in country, we couldn’t reach those who need help right now.

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Latest News

Check out our Facebook Page to stay up to date with our latest News & Events.

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4 months ago

Meal-a-Day Fund (Asia-Pacific)

For our final update in May we plan to discuss the critical issue of child malnutrition in Timor Leste. Timor Leste has one of the worst rates of child malnutrition in the world, despite being so close to a prosperous nation like Australia. We plan to discuss the nutritional garden projects we have been doing with HIAM Health. These projects alleviate malnutrition and poverty by:
- Training women from villages in nutrition and how to set up and maintain gardens that will provide the nutrition, and
- Assisting with the initial setup of the gardens.
... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Meal-a-Day Fund (Asia-Pacific)

In our fourth update we will be discussing a multi-year project to provide access to education for children in the remote Karen Hill Tribe areas of Thailand. The Director of our partner Karen Hill Tribes Trust is planning on joining to update us on the:
- Current project supporting access to education,
- Results of previous projects with Karen Hill Tribes,
- Potential new sustainability projects that more funding would allow - water sustainability, sanitation etc, and
- Effect of Covid-19 on projects and what they are doing to manage these.
... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Meal-a-Day Fund (Asia-Pacific)

Covid-19 has caused significant hardship for migrant workers in India. Unable to return home due to travel restrictions, many are without work and have no money to buy food.
Our third update will be about a new project with partner Reaching Hands to feed stranded migrant workers in South India.
We will also be discussing a long running project with the Ayries Foundation that provides vital nutrition for TB and HIV/AIDs patients and their families.
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Super initiative and I congratulate all for ur wonderful work

Good job. My sister jaya has done well.proud of u and yr team. God bless your work.

God bless your Team good job

Good job Steve appreciate with work and deeds

Hi listening in from nsw

Hi Stephen!

As Susan said, Joanie and I have visited Ayries many times. It is an incredible, loving and sacrificial work by our dear friend PP, his family and their dedicated staff.

Thanks Jaya and Susan, and than you for your work, directly helping those in need. Without project partners and people in country, we couldn’t reach those who need help right now.

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