Last year, the world began to spin out of control. You grounded it by committing to feed those who needed it most—giving others a simple meal — direct relief.
Since then, hunger pains grew exponentially, with up to 25% more families facing daily food scarcity.
In record numbers, you didn’t look away this Ramadan season but took real action to feed more.
You gave. You invited others. You gave more.
Collectively, 1,658 children and their families received special monthly food packs. 39 Ramadan donors made this happen, including our youngest donor, who is just 4 years old!
Big numbers often blur the human impact. Real-life stories of a few Thrive partner school children and their families share a glimpse into the direct relief your gift has on their lives. You put food on the family table of those without each and every day.
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Tumpa and her family of five are literally living off of Thrive’s monthly food packs. When it runs out, they look for food from their neighbors.
Tumpa lives with her mother, brother, sister, aunt, and her brother’s son. Her father died of cancer when she was just one year old.
Covid-19 has left her family without work. Her mother had been housekeeper but no one is allowing her into their homes with fear of pandemic and her older brother is intellectually challenged and unable to work.
Tumpa shared she loves the food packs, especially the rice and daal. She wishes we could increase the packs to ensure they have enough to get through the entire month.
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Riyadh lives with his 5 family members.
Before Covid-19, his father was a rickshaw
puller and sold Jhalmuri (a Bengali street
snack) but lost all work until recently and is
now back as a rickshaw puller.
Riyadh’s family looks forward to the Thrive
monthly food packs. He’s love it if we added
meat (protein now is daal and eggs).
Amen says that without Thrive’s monthly food
pack, his family wouldn’t have food to eat. He likes
eggs and milk, and he looks forward to a treat of
semai finni (fruit, milk, and sugar)!
Amen lives three family members. He cares a lot
about the youngest member of the family and is
so thankful for Thrive making sure they are fed.
As a side note, we just heard that Amen has just broken his leg. Please send good wishes for
securing affordable treatment and a speedy
Smokey Mountain twice a week consistently because of the growing team and the
dedication to feeding the community.
With it being the hot season in Manila, water is more important than ever. We are
bringing refreshing apples or oranges to provide nutrition and much-needed
hydration for the kids.
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FOOD RELIEF VIDEO
Bazar, Bangladesh. The fire killed over a dozen people, injured thousands, and
displaced over 50,000. Many buildings, including school and food storage
facilities, were destroyed.
caught fire while they were asleep. In
less than an hour, their entire
belonging, including their meager
savings, went up in flames.
Rajob lives with his mother and sister
in Balukhali camp. He lost his father
during the influx.
camp since 2019. He shares a small
shelter with six others. The fire took
their home and all they had.
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Arsalan Ali, Vice-Chair, Managing Director & Entrepreneur,
Senior Advisor: Sadia Moyeen, Business Owner, Bangladesh
Amna Rahman, Vice President, Educator, Bangladesh
Rich Watson, Treasurer, COO NGO, US
Kanwal Bhagat, Secretary, Wellness Entrepreneur, Bangladesh/
Shannon Young, Strategic Growth, Foreign Service Officer –
Population Health & Nutrition, US/Tanzania
Rebecca Arnold, Development Manager NGO, US
Priscilla Heffelfinger, Co-Founder, CEO, US/Philippines
Sadia Moyeen, Business Owner, Bangladesh
Zulfikar Ali, Managing Director & Entrepreneur, Bangladesh
Rose Blanchard, Public Health Professional, US/Dubai
Cristina Imperial Carl, CEO Business Organization, Philippines
Louie Gabel, Attorney, US
Leni Hester, Photographer, US
Shelley King, Tech Entrepreneur & Marketing Consultant, US
Joe Labriola, Executive Director NGO, US
Debbie Pfeifer, Communications Consultant, US
Farhan Rahman, Tech Entrepreneur, Bangladesh
Archana Raj, Apparel Entrepreneur, Bangladesh/India
Dana Zarzycki, Photographer & Development Director, US
Adele Millard, Creative Director, US/Croatia
Amanda Pierce, COO, PH Operations US/Philippines
Sharmin Akhi, BD Operations Manager, Bangladesh