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Light Up Hope for 3,500 Taiwan Children

12-19-2019 10:25 AM CET | Associations & Organizations

Press release from: The Mustard Seed Mission Taiwan

Light Up Hope for 3,500 Taiwan Children

Light Up Hope for 3,500 Taiwan Children

The social worker asked Grace" Your shoes are broken, why didn't you ask your mommy for a new pair of shoes?"

Grace answered: "The shoes are still good! Never mind! I will ask mommy to buy me a new one when we have enough money. "

She was glad because the child was so sensible, sorry because Grace has to face the hardship of reality in such a young age….

heartLight Up Hope for 3,500 Taiwan Children

2018 in Taiwan, for people who live below the poverty line and actually receiving welfare assistance from the government are 2.76% of population; in the United States, 20.7% of people received benefits from government major assistance programs. Looking into the proportion of the subsidized population, there are still many needy families in Taiwan that struggle in their lives.

In addition, according to 2017 Taiwan tax data, the richest 5% of monthly income is about US$158,767, it is 113 times more than the poorest 5% of monthly income, US$1,400, indicating that the wealth gap is massive! However, among the vulnerable families that The Mustard Seed Mission has served, 76% of them have monthly income less than $666 and over 70% of sponsored children do NOT live with both of their parents!

In Taiwan, The Mustard Seed Mission devotes to community work for 70 years. With community self-help and mutual benefit as a vision, gathering strength and building a community common good network. Through cooperation, service planning, employment empowerment and local resource connection, The Mustard Seed Mission links with local shops, NGOs, and partner churches to be our "common good partners", providing community services such as children sponsorship for vulnerable families, youth employment empowerment, community disaster prevention, i-ro i-ro children's home and food bank, etc. The network has opened up an immediate and direct welfare network for vulnerable families.

In 2018, The Mustard Seed Mission welfare network has helped 3,500 disadvantaged children in long-term economic subsidy, nearly 400 children received education grants, 2,731 children participated in family events, which increased parent-child interaction and 616 children participated in summer camps to learn and communicate through group activities. 452 children joined the talent learning programs to broaden their horizons, 150 youths find future directions through youth employment empowerment program, 67 families receive financial aid for emergency. Community food bank benefit nearly 130,000 people and about 133,000 kilograms of food were distributed to those in need.

In Christmas Season, while everyone is gathering together, exchanging gifts and enjoying a great banquet with families...
But there are still some families and children are fighting for the future and try to find hope in their life!

In the Giving Christmas Season,
Sending Monthly Support and Lighting up Hope for Taiwan Children!
heart Giving Now

US$20 will help to cover children's education fee
US$35 will support 1-month living expenses for a disadvantaged child
US$50 will support community residential placement for vulnerable children

9F.-2, No.4, Ln. 609, Sec. 5, Chongxin Rd.
, Sanchong Dist., New Taipei City 241, Taiwan

The Mustard Seed Mission Taiwan

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