What We Do | Regions We Serve
Our Work in the United States
The U.S. has a population of over 329 million. Although the U.S. has the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP and net wealth, there are over 37 million people who live below the poverty line. The income inequality in the U.S. is the highest of all the G7 nations with a continued increase of the wealth gap between America’s richest and poorer families.
Poverty entails more than the lack of income and productive resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education, health care and other basic services, as well as mental and emotional trauma.
MAP has worked with 40+ partner schools and centers in various locations across the country to provide food, hygiene, basic provisions, and education to those in need. Additionally, MAP provides humanitarian relief to the victims of natural disasters in the U.S.
Hunger Relief & Basic Provisions Program
Over 50 million Americans experience food insecurity, and 1 in 5 children experience hunger daily. We address these issues through our Nutrition and Outreach Programs.
Research has shown that hunger impairs a child’s ability to concentrate and perform well in school. It also shows that children who struggle with hunger are more likely to experience health and behavioral issues. Our Nutrition Outreach Program helps fulfill the emergency and vital food needs of children facing food insecurity. This program provides protein and vegetables to children and their families regularly. This improves children’s focus and attendance, which leads to better school performance and overall mental and emotional health.
Our Hygiene Program addresses both the health consequences and the embarrassment which lies around lack of hygiene. We provide hygiene products and access to laundry facilities at our partner centers to the children in need so they can have the dignity they deserve.
At no time are disparities in the community more visible than during the holidays. Most impoverished families can’t afford to spend money on gifts and celebrations. Each year, we provide food, toys, blankets, gift cards, and other necessities to impoverished children within our community as part of our Holiday Helping Hand Project.
Education can open doors to jobs, resources, and skills that an individual needs to thrive and become self-sufficient. Studies have shown that access to early childhood and primary education not only supports a child’s well-being, but also gives them a better chance to succeed in their future learning endeavors.
We partner with schools and centers to provide educational opportunities to underserved children in the community. We support after-school STEM education programs to help bolster children’s understanding of these subjects for future learning. We also support early childhood learning by providing books and setting up libraries in schools and centers.