You may know the story of Emmanuel, who we affectionately call Emma, if you’ve volunteered with us. We are always so proud to share his story of hope. At 2 years old, he was just skin and bones. He weighed nine pounds, but after one year of eating MannaPack® meals, he gained 13 pounds — and new life.
Now, at 8 years old, Emma’s story isn’t one of simply surviving. He is thriving. His older brother, Brian, calls him a “big man,” which makes Emma very proud. When he hears this, he puts his shoulders back and holds his head high.
Emma loves soccer. Our partner Richard from African Children Today (ACT) told us he recently watched him score the winning goal in a game with other children in his village in Uganda.