We hear their stories of selflessness time and again. So often, when a family is struggling to make ends meet, it’s often mothers who go without. They sacrifice their own food and well-being to put their children’s needs first.

We want to put a spotlight on mothers. Their stories inspire and move us. For instance, there are mothers like Monica who face "more month than money" at times, but also face that adversity with confidence and poise. There are strong mothers like Maluan in Kenya who’s a budding entrepreneur that sells sugar and tea to support her family. We are also inspired by courageous moms like Mandy who fiercely battled her way back from homelessness to provide for her son.

Mothers across the world are facing challenges but with your help they are also rising to meet those challenges with their determination and love. It's the actions of people like you that helps lift them back up.

Here are few notes of thanks we want to share from mother's we've talked to over the years:

“From the bottom of my heart, I would like to say thank you for the big help to my family and our community. It has boosted my confidence.” — Lovelyn

“Thanks to your support, our children can have food, and their bellies are full. Our families can have hope.” — Denia

“It’s not just food. It’s bringing up our spirits and helping us trust God. Thank you so much.” — Robin

“A lot of people in this community feel forgotten. When people are willing to help us, it makes us feel like if they see us, God sees us.” — Shaurna

“We are so blessed … that my children could be helped by those that are blessed with a generous heart.” — Ilene

If you are able, please take a moment today to make a donation. Any gift, no matter the amount, can be the difference between hunger and hope for a child.