Incredible Impact in 2023 | January 2024 Monthly Letter

Driving Transformation: How We Made an Impact in 2023

For more than 40 years, the International Children’s Fund has been committed to making a sustainable difference in the lives of desperately poor children and their families. We therefore support programs that sustain life (like food distribution, housing, and medical services) and programs that create self-sufficiency (like farming, animal husbandry, fish farms, water wells, educational programs, and micro-commerce).

As a volunteer-based organization, we strive to deliver the most program services at the lowest cost. Our efforts are recognized by the charity rating services who consistently award us their highest rating.
With your support during 2023, we were able to make an incredible impact.

The following is a brief summary of our accomplishments during 2023:

  • We provided nearly 1.6 million nutritious meals to those at risk of starvation.

  • We drilled sixteen new water wells providing safe drinking water to an estimated 40,000 villagers who did not previously have access to this vital resource.

  • We supported numerous agriculture and animal husbandry projects providing sustainable food supplies for our missions, orphanages, and the communities they serve.

  • We delivered approximately 3.8 million doses of medicines to treat people with illnesses ranging from malaria to AIDS.

  • We distributed 33,000 insecticide treated mosquito nets to protect against malaria.

  • We provided deworming and jigger eradication to thousands of children.

  • We supported the construction of a new medical clinic in Togo which will service our mission as well as the local community.

  • We made significant progress on the construction of a Girls College in Liberia which will empower tens of thousands of young women to break the chains of poverty and gender inequality. We expect to finish the construction of this facility during 2024.


Thanks to your support, during 2023 ICF delivered more than $88.9 million worth of program services through our fifteen indigenous pastors in seven impoverished countries.

Although we should be proud of the progress that we made in 2023, we continue to face many critical needs. Regular giving helps us support our missions in their effort to make sustainable improvements in the lives of desperately poor children and their families. We call these donors Hope Ambassadors because they help ICF to provide hope to those who truly face life and death needs in Africa, India, and Pakistan. Please consider becoming a Hope Ambassador. 

God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10


Dr. David Bruenning
Founder/Int’l Director

See children fed, educated, and empowered.

Become a Hope Ambassador

Paul states in 2 Corinthians 5:20 that “we are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…”

It can be easy to skim past this verse, but the historical context of an “ambassador” brings a wealth of meaning. Such ambassadors or delegates, whether Jewish or Greco-Roman, came with the authority of the sender, in his place, to secure his interests. The reality is, God is making his appeal through us, and wants to secure His very own interests.