Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty by helping children receive an education.
We facilitate sponsorship from families around the world to sponsor a child through school, working in partnership with local management committees in Fiji, established and overseen by Bringing Hope missionaries in Fiji. For only $197 a child can attend school, have new shoes, new school uniforms and a school bag, and be provided with lunch for a whole year. Sponsored children will also be mentored, and their parents assisted in actually getting the children to school regularly.
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. - 1 Timothy 4:12
This is the Bible verse that I live by.
Although I am young I have a passion for life and I love my work in Fiji. I love the people even more.
Bringing Hope Ministries is the way that I serve the people of Fiji along with my family. We have been working in Fiji since 2009 and have lived full time in Suva since early 2011.
“Breaking the poverty cycle through education.” I am seeing this happen in the lives of the children that I work with every day.
12.5% of Fiji’s population lives in more than 180 illegal squatter settlements. They have no proper legal title to their homes. Most squatters lack basic amenities such as piped water, electricity, and sewerage. Almost all find it difficult to meet their daily needs in terms of putting food on the table, paying bills, school fees, and other payments.
Children from the poorest 20% of households are three times more likely than other children to miss out on schooling altogether. 46% of Fijians are unemployed and 85% of people living in squatter settlements live on less than AUD$12 a day.
Many children have fallen into prostitution in recent years as a result of economic hardships. Children are exploited through prostitution, pornography, and sex tourism, and they are trafficked within Fiji for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation by Fiji citizens.
“The best way to break the vicious cycle of poverty is to ensure that children receive education.” - Professor Biman Prasad
Contact us now to discuss how you can make a difference for about $150 a year.
*Biman Prasad is an economics professor at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji. 8 January, 2010.