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Every 5 seconds a child dies of hunger.

Bread for the World

134 million children between the ages of 7 to 18 have never been to school.

Care International

1 out of every 4 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease.

The Water Project

Our Vision

Whenever you have helped the least of these my brothers, you have helped me."

-- Matthew 25:40

Our Projects

JELA reaches out to disadvantaged children through five general project areas. These project areas aim at improving the life quality of children in Asia and Brazil, as well as offering overseas opportunities of service for volunteers from within Japan. Within each area, JELA works in a variety of ways to ensure that the needy children of today will have a bigger and brighter tomorrow.

JELA and Hunger

JELA and Education

JELA and Clean Water


JELA and Services