We have all heard the old adage, “You can give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, but if you teach him how to fish you feed him for a lifetime.” This idea is what inspires the NOW Foundation to provide needy families with more than emergency supplies to provide for their immediate needs. Through our initiatives to bore water holes and provide agricultural supplies and education, we hope that we are feeding these families for a lifetime.
With the supplies and advisement to set them on the right path, families assisted by NOW become more than self-supporting. They are proud of their farms and the food that they raise. Each drink of cool, clean water brings a smile to their face. The sense of accomplishment that they gain from pulling their family from the grip of poverty is priceless.
Many charities drop emergency supplies, but that is like inviting a homeless man in for a feast and then pushing him back out the door. NOW strives for something different, something more. We want families to eat, drink, and find contentment to last a lifetime.