On September 2018, Emmanuel Foundation partnered with Mercy Touch Mission International to send out a shipping container filled with clothes, computers, medical equipment, sewing machines and farming supplies for the people of Zambia. Mercy Touch Mission International is an organization focused on providing a safe and healthy environment for orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia.
They have launched a number of different projects such as the Outreach clinic which compliments their feeding program. The main initiative of this program is to help treat children (five and under) with unique illnesses like HIV/AIDS and common illnesses including malaria, cough, cold, malnourishment and anemia. In addition, Mercy Touch also launched a program in 2009 called The Farm with a goal of creating sustainable food source for missions.
The distribution was conducted by Mercy Touch staff and the mission team. The clothes are being distributed to the neighbouring communities in the area based on their particular needs as well as poor communities in remote areas where Mercy Touch conducts outreaches.
Computers have been used to set up a computer lab for Mercy Touch children. Items that were donated for the clinic are set up in Mercy Touch clinic to help the surrounding community.
Other household items have been donated to the children’s homes that house orphaned and vulnerable children. The local Church also helped distribute clothing and supplies to orphans and people in need in the communities. This helped the Church create more outreach, and was of great benefit to the orphans in need of clothing. Many lives were changed by this container.