The Story of Mary's Meals
Mary’s Meals began by feeding just 200 children in famine-struck Malawi in 2002. Today, the charity provides a life-changing meal to over 822,000 children every school day in 16 different countries around the world.
Last year, a very generous donor paid for the production of a half-hour documentary about Mary’s Meals, giving an insight into the lives of children coping with the realities of extreme poverty and hoping for a better future.
All over the world, there are people who will not accept that any child in this world of plenty must endure a day without a meal. As a result of their good deeds, thousands of children who would otherwise be hungry and working or begging for their next meal are instead sitting in a classroom learning how to read and write.
These are the children who can one day become the men and women who will lift their communities out of poverty and end their reliance on aid—children like Lette from Malawi and Muksi from Kenya, who you will get to know during Child 31.
Little acts of love
At Mary’s Meals, we often speak about the many little acts of love that make up our work—from the volunteers who help with the everyday running of the charity to supporters sharing our updates on social media—everyone can do something to make life better for the many hungry children in this world.
Lots of little acts of love went into making this film and many more have resulted. Child 31 has been shown in hundreds of locations across the world since its DVD release, from theatres to living rooms.
We hope the online launch—which brings Child 31 to every laptop, tablet and smartphone—will inspire more and more people to join our global movement and help give all children the chance to realise their dreams.
By sharing the link to Child 31 you’re joining an army of people around the world who are walking together towards one simple goal—that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education.