Baptist Global Response
Sixty individuals or families started micro-enterprises with the assistance of BGR partners in the first five months of 2013.
Families fleeing a crisis in northern Mali, where famine already was an issue, received emergency food supplies through BGR partners.
Tobacco farmers in E Asia, kept in poverty by price controls, pursued switching to other cash crops or livestock, with the help of BGR partners who helped set up distribution systems beyond their immediate community.
Distributed items will include buckets, bleach, soap, hand sanitizers, rubbing alcohol, antiseptic, brochures and placards.