A charity project for children of Manna Mission of Europe Limited.
Manna Mission of Europe – founded in 2004 – is a U.K. registered charity organisation. The main purpose is to help impoverished children, often orphans, in the Najin-Sonbong area and other places (in Pyongyang and far away from the capital). The project Love North Korean Children (LNKC) even started in 2001.
The World Food Programme reports in 2012 regarding North Korea: “Neonatal death is one of the major causes of infant mortality, which accounts for 51 per cent of under-five mortality. Diarrhoea and pneumonia combined with malnutrition accounts respectively for 11 per cent and 17 per cent of the causes of death among children under-five. This means that 11,406 children are dying every year before their fifth birthday (31 children per day), out of which, 6,000 die in the first 28 days of life (16 children per day). In addition, 13 per cent of children under-five are not provided with antibiotic treatment in case of suspected pneumonia, further increasing the risk of mortality.”
We are running bakeries for the supply of staple food.
That means to provide self-help, because we do not deliver bread or money to North Korea!
We deliver flour and employ staff in the country. Therefore a strict monitoring is guaranteed.
Facts: Each bakery has a capacity of feeding 2,500-4,500 children and the staff.
The cost of running one bakery is US $8,000- 15,000 for one month, which includes: fuel, flour, cost of repairs and salaries for 15 people.
We currently have 26 possible locations for bakeries and orphanages; the construction and opening of such facilities depends on the funds we receive in the future. The orphanages will not only provide the children with a nutritious source of food, but also the hope for a better future that is fueled by healthy food. You will find all details about our charity and exclusive monitoring-tour photos on this website. We also invite you to watch our videos and bakery DIA Show.
We reached an agreement with the North Korean government to get the estate for bakeries free of charge. So all the money goes directly towards providing humanitarian assistance. The flour is delivered from neighboring China to save on transportation costs.