THE WORM PROJECT

(A mission of the Franconia Mennonite Conference)

WHAT WE DO

The Worm Project buys medicine to treat children infected with parasitic worms in the poorest countries around the world.

  • Over 800 million children or roughly one-quarter of the world’s children are at risk of being infected with parasitic worms
    • Parasitic worms cause physical and cognitive impairment in children due to malnutrition
  • The Worm Project purchased and distributed enough deworming medicine to treat 10 million children in 2018
  • Each deworming tablet costs roughly 2 cents and treats one child for parasitic worms
    • One tablet kills virtually all the parasitic worms living in children
      • Recommended treatment for children and adults is one tablet every six months to one year
    • Medicine is extremely effective and safe
  • All-volunteer Christian organization is extremely cost effective
    • Expenses extremely low
    • Donations are tax deductible


VISION STATEMENT

Our vision is to eradicate parasitic worms in children in the neediest nations of the world.


MISSION STATEMENT

Through the generous monetary gifts of donors, we will purchase and distribute de-worming medicine at no cost to those who need it most. We desire to be God’s hands and feet, helping nourish the minds, bodies and souls of His children all over the world.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Worm Project is dedicated to eradicating parasitic worms that live in hundreds of millions of children and are a major cause of malnutrition in many of the poorer countries of the world.

The Worm Project will raise money to purchase de-worming medicine in large quantities at discounted prices. We will then work closely with partner organizations to distribute the medicine. This de-worming medicine is the most cost-effective way to impact the health of children.

We believe that God calls each one of us to help those who are less fortunate and need our help.

 

Inspirational Bible Verses

“… Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40 NIV)

“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”  (Proverbs 22:9)

 “If you spend yourself in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed ……..  You will be like a well watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. (Isaiah 58:10a, 11b NIV)

 

Approved August 11, 2011