Kyrgyzstan Church Builds Network of Health Leaders (via Sharing newsletter)

Thu, Sep 29, 2011

Kyrgyzstan, News

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Samara Esenamanova talks to students from Kemin, Kyrgyzstan, about oral hygiene. Many students have cavities, but parents often don’t understand the seriousness of dental health or lack the financial means to pay a dentist. Improving dental care is one way the Lutheran church is reaching out with Christ’s mercy.

Many mothers in Kyrgyzstan face a dilemma familiar to many U.S. moms: providing their families with healthy meals on a budget.

With 31% of Kyrgyzstan’s population living below the poverty line, providing healthy meals in an extraordinary challenge. In the July/August 2011 issue of Sharing, a newsletter put out by World Relief and Human Care, read about how Lutherans in Kyrgyzstan, partially through funding from the LCMS, are addressing health concerns through Women’s Issues (WI), an education, counseling and assistance program.

Click here to download a PDF of the article.
Article and Photo reprinted from Sharing (July/August 2011).

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