For years, Orphanage Emmanuel in Guaimaca, Honduras had only paid a token $2,500 a month for their electricity. But when the power company faced bankruptcy, the government changed the rules and required them to now pay between $13,000 and $17,000 a month to keep the power on.
To make matters worse, the government made importing rice illegal. Emmanuel had been bringing in donated rice from the United States. They would now have to buy it in Honduras.
These dramatically higher costs were threatening their ability to pay for food. So the World Orphan Fund wired an emergency $10,000 grant to cover two months of food for the 500 children living at the home.