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.
Read our 2020 Annual Report

Our portfolio is currently made up of 8 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.

Reaching Hand

Karnataka, India

Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to send $10,000 in COVID relief funding to Reaching Hand in July 2021. This was an overwhelming response from our supporters, we are humbled and heartened that so many came forward to help.

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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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.

With the onset of COVID-19 Meal-a-Day Asia-Pacific has put more focus on short term projects that deliver immediate relief to COVID-19 affected communities and that help mitigate the effects of the pandemic. These projects have included:

Providing rations to migrant workers who were stranded by one of the first, and very sudden, lock downs in India,
Providing emergence supplies for the Home Peace children's home during the first COVID-19 lock-downs in Malaysia,
Providing rations for daily wage earners who had no work due to COVID-19 restrictions and could not afford food,
Medical aid, counseling and rations for slum communities affected by the May 2021 COVID-19 surge in India and the subsequent lock downs, and
Installing solar and battery storage to ensure a remote hospital in Karen district of Myanmar has the refrigeration capability to store and distribute COVID-9 vaccines.
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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.

With the onset of COVID-19 Meal-a-Day Asia-Pacific has put more focus on short term projects that deliver immediate relief to COVID-19 affected communities and that help mitigate the effects of the pandemic. These projects have included:

    Providing rations to migrant workers who were stranded by one of the first, and very sudden, lock downs in India,
    Providing emergence supplies for the Home Peace childrens home during the first COVID-19 lock-downs in Malaysia,
    Providing rations for daily wage earners who had no work due to COVID-19 restrictions and could not afford food,
    Medical aid, counseling and rations for slum communities affected by the May 2021 COVID-19 surge in India and the subsequent lock downs, and
    Installing solar and battery storage to ensure a remote hospital in Karen district of Myanmar has the refrigeration capability to store and distribute COVID-9 vaccines.

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God bless the brethren for the services

1 years 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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Hi from Philippines

1 years 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

Latest News

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

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

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.

With the onset of COVID-19 Meal-a-Day Asia-Pacific has put more focus on short term projects that deliver immediate relief to COVID-19 affected communities and that help mitigate the effects of the pandemic. These projects have included:

Providing rations to migrant workers who were stranded by one of the first, and very sudden, lock downs in India,
Providing emergence supplies for the Home Peace children's home during the first COVID-19 lock-downs in Malaysia,
Providing rations for daily wage earners who had no work due to COVID-19 restrictions and could not afford food,
Medical aid, counseling and rations for slum communities affected by the May 2021 COVID-19 surge in India and the subsequent lock downs, and
Installing solar and battery storage to ensure a remote hospital in Karen district of Myanmar has the refrigeration capability to store and distribute COVID-9 vaccines.
... See MoreSee Less

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.

With the onset of COVID-19 Meal-a-Day Asia-Pacific has put more focus on short term projects that deliver immediate relief to COVID-19 affected communities and that help mitigate the effects of the pandemic. These projects have included:

    Providing rations to migrant workers who were stranded by one of the first, and very sudden, lock downs in India,
    Providing emergence supplies for the Home Peace childrens home during the first COVID-19 lock-downs in Malaysia,
    Providing rations for daily wage earners who had no work due to COVID-19 restrictions and could not afford food,
    Medical aid, counseling and rations for slum communities affected by the May 2021 COVID-19 surge in India and the subsequent lock downs, and
    Installing solar and battery storage to ensure a remote hospital in Karen district of Myanmar has the refrigeration capability to store and distribute COVID-9 vaccines.

Comment on Facebook

God bless the brethren for the services

1 years 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

Comment on Facebook

Hi from Philippines

1 years 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

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