Zambian baby feet standing on soil ground

On the Move: A little girl gets the care she needs in Zambia

The elation of welcoming a beautiful baby girl into the world soon turned into deep anxiety as Grace was informed by doctors that her newborn daughter, Hanna, had clubfoot. Grace and her husband wondered what this would mean for the little girl’s future, and how others in their northeast Zambian community would react.

Desperately wanting Hanna to be able to walk and run with the other children when she gets old enough, her parents sought treatment locally, but had no idea how they would be able to afford care. When it seemed like they were out of options, God made a way. Grace found out that Hanna could receive free treatment at a clinic run by Cross International’s partner Hope Walks!

Zambian baby girl Hanna on her mother's lap, wearing corrective equipment for her feet

The challenge

There was one obstacle. The clinic was in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, more than 400 miles away. Undeterred, the family made the long journey. During one appointment, they were thrilled to learn that Hope Walks had opened a new location at Chilonga Mission Hospital in their home province. Transportation support was also provided, further easing the burden.

Healing and a better future

Hanna is now two-years-old and can stand and walk. She’s progressed from the correction phase of treatment to maintenance.     

With the help of Cross International supporters, Hope Walks Zambia is giving the gift of mobility to kids like Hanna at Chilonga and other clinics, while counseling and communicating the love of Jesus Christ to caregivers.

Zambian baby girl Hanna standing on a table, held by her mother, after receiving treatment for her feet

This has made a lasting impression on Grace, who encourages the team to “continue in the spirit of helping people” so that others will be similarly impacted. Thank you for your prayers and generosity!

OTHER STORIES

18-year-old Mayra carrying her baby

Baby Yeimi’s Life-Saving Journey

Join us on an inspiring journey as Cross International’s supporters make a life-changing difference for baby Yeimi in rural Guatemala, offering hope and healing where it’s needed most.

Read More »
Community in El Cordoncillo, El Salvador receiving packages of food from the Friendly Hand Foundation

Feeding Hope on Cordoncillo Island

Join us on a journey to Cordoncillo Island. Amidst wealth and poverty, Cross International and our local partner provide food relief to families in need. Together, we bring hope, compassion, and sustenance to create lasting impact.

Read More »

Receive the latest Cross International news and updates right in your email inbox.

Privacy Policy © 2024 Cross International. All rights reserved.

Aimee twins

See your gift go TWICE as far!

Time is running out! You still have:

Days
Happy New Year!
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
Happy New Year!

Any gift you give before the end of the year will be MATCHED dollar for dollar, up to $75,000, to transform lives not only now, but into the future!

Help Children With Disabilities

The UN estimates that between 93 and 150 million children worldwide live with a disability. In developing countries, these children are often unable to attend school, play outside or access specialized resources. Negative stigma or superstition among their parents, neighbors and community leaders often reinforce these barriers.

This year, we’re providing $60,000 worth of medical equipment to Kupenda for the Children in Kenya. This is a very remote location, and your gift will help cover the shipping costs to this very worthy medical outreach.

This gift will benefit: Kenya

Heal the Sick

In developed countries, basic medical supplies such as gauze, wraps, bandages, and syringes are commonplace. Unfortunately, that is often not the case in the developing world. Christian doctors and volunteers in developing countries frequently run low on these supplies, and they also lack the funds to keep large inventories on hand.

This year, we’re providing $84 million worth of medicines and medical supplies. Your gift will help cover the shipping costs to medical outreaches in some of the most remote areas of the globe

This gift will benefit: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Kenya

Build a Family a Home

A gift of a safe, secure home is tangible affirmation of God’s love for a desperate family — it brings hope, health, stability and opportunity. Most poor families must settle for much less. Mired in poverty, they are forced to live in unsafe shacks fashioned from mud and thatch.

You can provide the life-changing gift of a safe, storm-resistant new home with Cross partners Ambuya Development Center in Malawi and Hope of Life in Guatemala. A new home will ease the family’s burdens, protect them from the wind and rain, and help them achieve their dreams.

This gift will benefit: Guatemala, Malawi

Education

The gift of an education is an investment that reaps long-term dividends for a child’s future. By opening doors for the children of the poor to enroll in Christian schools and get the same educational opportunities as their more economically well-off peers, you are giving not just a hand-out but a “hand-up.”

Your gift will fund Christian education to nurture vulnerable children mentally and spiritually — for thriving futures that will transform hopeless places.

This gift will benefit: Haiti, Ecuador, Uganda

Rescue Women and Children in Crisis

Through emergency child rescue services, vocational training, anti-trafficking programs and Bible literacy classes, Cross International is helping vulnerable women and children reclaim their lives. Inspired by Jesus’ love, we work shoulder to shoulder with our in-country partners, empowering them to create change that lasts so that those who need help will eventually be able to stand confidently on their own. Be a part of this good news and make a life-saving gift part of your holidays.

Your gift will help protect victims of gender-based violence and also help save marginalized women and children from harm.

This gift will benefit: Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua

Provide Clean, Safe Water

Our ministry partner, the Kachere Development Center, has an ambitious plan to install 20 wells, providing 5,160 adults and 8,414 children with clean water. Our goal is to finance the drilling and installation of one well – part of an entire community water system, which includes training to maintain the well, and sanitation and hygiene training for improved health.

One borehole can provide 2,800 gallons of safe, life-sustaining water every day. Help us bring clean, safe water to one of these villages today — in a way that will last for generations.

This gift will benefit: Zambia

Give Tools for Sustainable Farming

One of nine people worldwide survive on less than $1.90 a day. Without training and supplies to grow moneymaking crops and breed profitable livestock, poor farmers stay locked in the cycle of poverty.

By supporting this fund, you’ll help families break free of poverty — transforming lives for generations. When families get the training and tools they need, it means bountiful harvests and small animals that produce income for a sustainable business model.

This gift will benefit: Guatemala, Nicaragua

Feed Hungry Children

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 811 million in the world suffer from under-nourishment. By providing the gift of food, you will save the lives of thousands of hungry children and their families in developing countries.

Your gift will provide meals for ministry partners such as Divine Shelter Schools in Haiti and Hope of Life in Guatemala. A generous donation during this season of giving will change lives forever.

This gift will benefit: Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Malawi

Most Urgent Needs

Inspired by the love of Jesus, we work shoulder to shoulder with local leaders overseas, equipping families with the resources they need to thrive – basics like food, clean water and healthcare, as well as longer-term community transformation projects that will ensure lasting change.

By giving to our Thriving Kids Initiative, you’re not only meeting children’s Most Urgent Needs, you’re also helping lift their families – even entire communities – out of poverty.

This gift will benefit: Africa, The Caribbean, Central America, South America

Feed Hungry Children

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 811 million in the world suffer from under-nourishment. By providing the gift of food, you will save the lives of thousands of hungry children and their families in developing countries like Haiti, Malawi, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Your gift will support the provision of meals and other basic services that are essential for survival. A generous donation during this season of giving will change lives forever.

This gift will benefit: Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Malawi

Recommended Gift
$1,000 will feed 30 children for a month | $5,000 will feed 80 children for a month | $10,000 will feed 92 children for a month | $20,000 will feed 184 children for a month

Donate to Cross International’s Thriving Kids Initiative