“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble.
Then your light will shine out from the darkness,
and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”
Impact Nations is committed to finding sustainable solutions for every community we enter. Often, we find that there is a desperate need to simply have enough to eat. You can teach a man to fish, but sometimes he isn’t strong enough to hold the fishing pole, so you have to feed him first. At Impact Nations, we work with each community's unique needs and we often meet their most basic needs first.
When people have been abandoned by their countrymen and government, they have no hope and feel desperatly alone in the world. When Impact Nations arrives with food, people instantly know that God still cares for them.
All over the world, we are finding that we can feed a family of five for four weeks for an average of $48 USD.
This year, over 2,000 families celebrated Christmas with a gift from Impact Nations. Having a meal on Christmas Day isn't always given. However, all these people want to thank you for making their Christmas wonderful.
The Impact Nations family provided well over 798,000 meals throughout 2022.
For over a decade, the people of Kalonga have had food shortages to the extent that the majority of families simply wake up to look for a meal for the day.
This can be attributed to poor farming methods, use of synthetic chemicals and weather conditions that led to soil depletion. Food shortage doesn't only lead to hunger but also sicknesses and prolongs the cycle of poverty .
With support from Impact Nations, the community received Thrive's training module for organic gardening and have learnt that the situation in Kalonga can be changed by building soil that makes healthy plants and by growing foods that prevent diseases. This is so much better than depending on foods that actually cause disease. All this can be done without using expensive tractors, expensive irrigation systems or synthetic chemicals.
We have started our first life garden at the Hope and Care farm (which was also fully purchased by Impact Nations) in Kalonga.
25 young people have taken the first training and we have 40 garden beds dug and planted.
Many participants have already dug their own garden beds at their homes and will be provided with their own seeds during the Journey of Compassion to Uganda next month.
This project is going to spread out to the surrounding communities; training people on how to grow their own healthy food using best practices, low cost, and great yeilds from a small space.
Our pilot garden in the Kyakka 2 refugee camp just had their first harvest. With the excellent training of Thrive, the local team has learned to grow nutritious varieties of food instead of the standard, nutrient deficient maize.
Impact Nations is committed to bringing sustainable solutions to communities that promote independence instead of dependence.
The Impact Nations family has just provided 100 water filters and over 70,000 meals to families in the destructive path of typhoon Rai in the Philippines. Pastor Ronnalyn’s team returned home to regroup but plans are already in motionion to make a second trip into the disaster zone with even more supplies.
Our partners in the Philippines have been providing food on a regular basis to 600 children across 20 different communities. This has turned into an ongoing opportunity to provide a VBS like experience to the kids.
Refugees from Afghanistan have found an aparment complex where they are living three families per two bedroom apartment. With no social connection and a language barrier, they are struggling to survive. The Impact NAtions family has provided three weeks of food for 270 families. Stay tuned as we are working to find a way to help these families in a long term and sustainable way.
Fausta has 6 children. The husband was a builder but got mentally ill (Mad). They live in a two room housing unit.
Fausta worked as a cook at a certain school but that job has ended. She now works as a mobile dhobi by going house to house to wash clothes for people to earn a living. Her two elder sons walk around the community each day to look for work especially to help on construction sites and as porters.
They do all this to try to earn a living and to get treatment for their dad but there is simply no work and the landlord is on their neck because they have not paid rent in four months. Even putting food on the table is a hustle.
One time their father nearly cut his children with a panga (knife) but neighbors helped to stop him.
He is now locked up in one bedroom and is on medication.
Richard's team in Kampala has been able to provide food for this family thanks to the Impact Nations Family.
My name is Fausta Boonabana, am so thankful for the deliverance/ rescue? i have 6 children, My husband got mental issues at the beginning of this year’s lockdown (June) and he became mad but I am so thankful and thank you for delivering me, may God fill up and increase what you have given out, thank you very very much and May God bless you”
Kansiime' husband died last year from an accident when a car hit his bodaboda. When the husband died, she was unable to pay for the house rent because she was not working. Her landlord gave her a job to work as a guard. This would cover the cost of her rent but she does not earn any money at the moment and spends days without a meal.
Kansiime only eats when the tenants of the houses she guards offer her a meal. However, Richard's team in Uganda has been able to ensure that Kansiime continues to have food through the lockdown.
Praise God brethren. My name is Kansiime Louis. I lost my husband. I appreciate so much the support you have given me, thank you very much for the help, I appreciate so much, may God bless you so much!
92Hands discovered a group of refugees in Kyakka II refugee camp who were literally starving. The effects of COVID on Uganda's economy have trickled down to the point that these refugees are experiencing a 40% reduction in food supply.
"When the government brings food, there isn't even enough to last a week."
This means the settlement was resorting to boiling leaves for food.
In just five days, the Impact Nations family came together and sent a month of food to 610 families!
Trinity and his team (92Hands) delivered meals to 10,000 refugees in Uganda over the Christmas week. The refugee's heartfelt comments are beautiful.
"I can't see what you've brought me but I can feel the warmth of your generousity by just holding this bag in my hands. Asante sana!"
India has been one of the hardest hit nations in the world during the pandemic. Their private sector unemployment reached 80% at one point. When our partners were finally able to reach the brick factories, they found a community wrestling with starvation, suicide, and depression.
"The whole country was starting to adapt the new normal life but the new life didn’t included these people as it’s difficult for them to maintain social distancing and they have to go from place to place for work. So they were still unaccepted by the people.
We started going to the slums daily and started a feeding program there. One day when we were feeding the people a young girl came to us with a book in her hand and told that she was missing school. She was one of the girl we got in school last year. She told us that she really wanted to study. So we took the book and started teaching her.
We realized that this pandemic has taken away the opportunity from the kids to study. The kids just started adapting the school environment. We started the tuition in the area and started teaching them in small groups."
Hope is returning to this precious community. Our partners continue to feed families and tutor the children in the midst of the difficulty.
Now we are faced with another opportunity to change the future for so many children. The government of India is opening schools again on October 19th. The 862 children that the Impact Nations family rescued last year will once again be able to go to school!
In addition, we have already raised enough for another 230 children to begin their education. How many more can we rescue from a life of slavery and send to school?
YOU can send a child to school for only $130 today!
We are continually amazed by the creativity and generosity of the Impact Nations family.
"After being inspired by the story of George Muller, an evangelist and director of the Ashley Down orphanage in the early 1800s, Adriana has a heart to help others in need.
She is planning on doing a Swimathon on July 31 to raise money for an Impact Nations ministry that works that works in many extremely poor areas around Nakuru, Kenya including a refugee village and people living in the garbage dump.
Before the pandemic hit, Pastor Mike worked to provide food, get many of the school age children in school and set up a preschool for children living in the garbage dump and has literally been keeping the people in the refugee village who have fled tribal violence alive.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the world's most vulnerable people have begun to starve, including the people living in this area. Unable to leave their homes to find work, day laborers are already out of food and are running out of time. Their greatest need is simply to eat."
"Dear Pastora Sue and Impact Nations Partners,
Grace and peace from the Father and the love of our Lord Jesus Christ be unto you!
We have just done our food relief distribution last July 09, Thursday. I decided to go the farthest town where the Local Government didn’t declare it as one of the affected areas of the typhoon Ambo. We have gone through the boarders of Eastern Samar travelled 3 ½ hours going there and another 3 ½ hours going home. A very tiring trip but heart fulfilling reaching one of the small town of Northern Samar which is the Municipality of Gamay where I found so many families are still struggling for hunger and for uncomfortable shelter. People told me that they don’t receive relief because there town was not counted as affected by typhon Ambo but they were not exempted of the devastation by the typhon Ambo.
“Thank you God for Impact Nations”, one of their expressions upon receiving the food pack for a week. We fed 80 families with a 5 kilos of Premium rice, ½ dozen noodles, ½ dozen Milk, and 5 pcs. Sardines. They want to express their gratitude to the supporters and partners of Impact Nations.
Truly you had brought great impact to lives showing them the love of God in action! I can’t really figure out the joy in my heart reaching those families and saving lives !
Again, thank you Impact Nations Australia for the opportunity and the privilege you had given me to be a part of this divine assignment. Whoever you are and where ever we are all of us together making a difference!
I pray for all the Impact Nations partners and supporters that the good Lord will continually bless you more and more!
Let me quote to you a word from the scriptures which says, “He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.”(2 Cor. 9:10).
God bless you all!"
Pastor Robert Guarino
Impact Nations Philippines
92Hands has started a foodbank as a sustainable solution to feeding the poor until the lockdown ends.
Richard has had some thrilling conversations as he distributes food packages:
Godfrey: Do you remember the gosple of the other white man?
Richard: Which man?
Godfrey: The white man from India...
Once I thought the man was running crazy because he sent us all out of the church to go preach to people in the streets and in their homes, i had never seen a practical conference like that. The topic was about "Go" and making desciples.
But He taught us about house churches and in my heart i thought i understood but i have understood more during covid19 because house churches were formed automatically and we remembered the gospel we were taught about house churches, every home is now a house church and as am speaking we have over 400 house churches!
Angelika (a refugee from Rwanda) was so happy for the food, this old lady is really like an Angel, while everyone one's heart was on food, Angelika asked for the bible and started teaching the people around. Her teaching was from Isaiah 26:20.
20 Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.
After pastor John read the verse, we responded that "surely we are in our houses as in staying at home."
She told us that "staying at home is very good during this period! but the bible i talking about our church, we are the church, while the church buildings are closed, we should shut our selves in the inside church, and continue with our inside church in our hearts." (not even sure whether i translated her well).
"Crodina was happily married and lived about 1km away from kalonga Center. Her husband died 6 years ago living her with 4 children; Sylvia, frank, prossy and flavia.
After the death of her husband, the family members of the husband sent Crodina away from the land which the husband owned that they worked on daily to earn a living.
Crodina moved with her family to a single rental room in Kalonga center running away from people who threatened to murder her from the husband's land and destroyed and took for free her food in the garden. Crodina never got justice, trying to push on the case only brought more problems and fear.
The eldest daughter, Sylvia, stopped in senior two. She tried her best to look for something to do but in vain, they don't have land to cultivate... She ended up into early marriage, gave birth, husband disappeared and she came back home.
Frank and Prossy also stopped in senior two in 2018 so they haven't been in school in 2019 and 2020.
Frank helps the builders by working as a porter and they pay him something to take home. Sylvia moves houses to house to plait hair to earn a living while prossy stays at home to take care of the mother.
All their work has not been productive and during this season of Covid19 almost no one has money to spend on hair or building.
They were happy to receive the package. They were so emotional. The mother was extremely thankful and in tears of joy."
The Impact Nations family has been supporting The Remnant Generation for years. Now, during this pandemic, you have kept families together and saved starging babies. Click here to read the full report. Click here to read the full report.
Trinity and his team from 92hands have found a creative way to feed the poor. During the COVID lockdown, charity feeding is illegal. Trinity has found a creative way to get around this and keep the starving poor alive. Click here to read the full report.