When many Christians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were forced to flee from the violent rebel group M23 in 2012, Barnabas Fund stepped in to provide 652 desperate, starving Christian families with food and hygiene supplies. Our partner wrote that the food support “brought joy into their heart and a big smile on their faces”.
Barnabas Fund is on hand to help feed Christians who are temporarily in need. But sometimes our support is needed long-term. For example, Christians in Pakistan and Egypt are often trapped in grinding poverty because of discrimination. Receiving regular food parcels transforms their lives: when they know where their next meal is coming from, they can use what they would have spent on food to pay for school fees or start a small business, so that they can lift themselves out of poverty and hunger for good.