In Burkina Faso, West Africa, the Bell Family Foundation is working hard to make a difference to children and their families. With donations from people like AJ Discala and his wife Dounya, the Foundation is able to provide the crucial supplies needed, which in many cases can mean the difference between life and death.
West Africa has the highest mortality rate in the world. With no shops to purchase supplies in the villages, it means that mothers do not have easy access to baby bottles or formula. And with no readily available supply of clean water to mix the formula, the only alternative feeding method for an infant to survive is through breastfeeding. If, however, the mother cannot breastfeed, her child is in danger.
This is where the Bell Family Foundation Infants in Crisis milk program plays its life-saving role.
With financial support from generous donors like AJ Discala, the Bell Family Foundation can intervene through local missionaries who are on-site, bringing life giving baby milk to those sorely in need.
Grace is the first baby whose life was saved through the efforts of the Infants in Crisis program. Obviously grateful, Grace’s family had this to say about the program.
“How else could we have saved her life? We are very content because with this aid our children are saved. If you would not have saved our children, what would we have done so that they would become the children of tomorrow?”
In addition to supporting the Infants in Crisis Program, The Bell Family Foundation is also involved in helping bring fresh, clean water to the residents of villages who would otherwise have no easy or convenient way to obtain potable water. The following are photographs from a recent opening of a water well for the people of Burkina Faso.