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A Backpack of One’s Own

This adorable little girl is wearing her favorite thing in the whole world: her backpack.  She loves her backpack because it means that she is going to school to learn and grow and feel special. backpacks2

Backpacks are an important part of everyday life for most schoolchildren. Backpacks carry books, shoes and lunches.  But they also carry hope for a brighter future only possible through education. backpacks1

In rural China, few families are able to provide everyday extras to their children such as a backpack.  Guizhou Province in southern China, is an incredibly beautiful, mountainous place.  It is also the poorest province in all of China.  In Guizhou, a majority of people are engaged in mining or farming, and the average annual family income is about $200 per year.

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Through LWB’s continued work in Guizhou, LWB has gained a good reputation with provincial officials as an organization with strong supporters and a big heart for children in need.  In honor of Children’s Day, June 1st, Guizhou Civil Affairs has asked LWB to help provide new backpacks for 200 primary school children from Huishui county.  Many children in this county carry their school supplies to school in plastic bags or wrapped in towels for the long, often rugged and rainy, walk to school over mountainous terrain everyday.

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Your donation of $15 or more will provide a backpack to an impoverished rural child in Huishui county of southern Guizhou province.  All donors will receive updates from our Huishui Backpack project including photos of the proud new owners of the backpacks heading off to school. You can donate to this project here on our Nutrition and Special Projects sponsor page and note that the donation is for “Huishui Backpack project”.

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We hope you will join us in supporting these children and their families by giving them a gift of hope and confidence for the future through the simple gift of a backpack to call their own!

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