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Program 21

11 May
Hi friends!  The post below is from Becca Hancock, our V4V team member and Program 21’s Coordinator!  For those of you who don’t know much about Program 21 – it is a wonderful program put into place to give better nutrition to the children at Canaan Children’s Home in Uganda!  By supporting this program, you are giving each child a hard boiled egg every morning in addition to their current meal (porridge).  They will also receive two fruits and two vegetables weekly in addition to their current meal (posho).  And lastly, they will receive one meat weekly (typically Sunday).  This program has drastically changed the lives of the children at Canaan.  If you’re interested in learning more about this program… be sure to read more on the website!


I wanted to give a quick update for everyone and share some praises and needs that we currently have.

First of all, a HUGE thank you to everyone who has prayed for, encouraged, or financially supported Program 21. The children are very grateful and are more blessed than you know by your prayers and support. Program 21 has now officially been going for 6 MONTHS! HOW AWESOME IS THAT? God has totally blown me away through making a tiny little vision to help get these kids more nutrients into a reality that has now been in effect for 6 whole months!!! I have heard from several friends who have visited Canaan this year (and who had previously visited Canaan before) that the children are looking healthier than ever and they can tell a BIG difference in their lives. It blesses my soul so very much to hear this. To Him be the glory!

Here is a fun picture that my friend sent me of the middle aged girls from Auntie Esther’s dorm enjoying pineapple from Program 21 :) I think Auntie Esther must have bought them some pineapple juice as a little treat. She loves those girls so much and is such a humble servant of the Lord. Their joy is all I need in order to know that God believes in this vision wholeheartedly. 

While God has certainly blessed Program 21 up to this point, we are still depending on Him greatly to continue to stir hearts to give in order for this program to sustain and prosper. We are really having to trust the Lord to continue to provide financially for Program 21 in the coming months, and we are confident that He will provide for these children. We received many “one-time” donations for Program 21 and some of those were larger amounts, which has kept Program 21 sustainable up to this point, however we are still in need of monthly supporters in order for Program 21 to continue for these children.

It is approximately $1,200 a month to fund Program 21 for all of the children at Canaan. That is roughly $10 a month per child. Lets do a little math here. Program 21 would be fully funded each month and sustainable if…

100 people gave $10 a month (supports 1 child)
60 people gave $20 a month (supports 2 children)
40 people gave $30 a month (supports 3 children)
24 people gave $50 a month (supports 5 children)

We are believing Jesus for the financial support and we are asking you to be a part of this journey. Donating to Program 21 is very simple. I have a more detailed explanation of Program 21 and all that it entails if you are interested in reading. Just click here: {program 21} 

If you feel led to do so, follow these quick steps to sign up to be a monthly supporter of Program 21:
1. Go to:
2. Click on ENTER SITE (it may take a second to load)
3. Scroll down to the very bottom right hand side of the screen and click “Shop & Donations
4. There will be 4 boxes: Art, Accessories, Apparel, and Donate. Click Donate
5. Under Sponsorship Type you can select “One-time” or “Setup Monthly 
6. Enter your desired donation amount
7.**Under the Donation Fund drop down select Program 21**
7. Follow the rest of the steps to complete your transaction :)

OR if you’d like, you can always take the snail mail route by writing a check to Voices 4 the Voiceless with the subject line: Program 21

You can mail your check to the following address: 
Voices 4 the Voiceless
P.O. Box 1149
Columbia, SC 29202

Again, thank you to everyone who has supported Program 21 up to this point and for those of you that are considering jumping on board! On behalf of the children at Canaan and Voices 4 the Voiceless, we are all eternally grateful for your generosity. If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to email me at:

Many thanks!  
Becca & your V4V Team
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