According to the World Food Program, 90% of Afghanistan’s population is starving from a lack of food and 55% percent of those dying of hunger are children. The situation on the ground is dire, but God has provided an open door for missionaries to provide food.
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BTJ team members are currently on the ground in Afghanistan providing food in one of the most unique ways ever – through cryptocurrency. Below is a picture from a recent food distribution inside Afghanistan with BTJ team members.
So far, cryptocurrency has not really been beneficial in most countries that BTJ works in. For instance, in China, cryptocurrencies are illegal and it is not so simple to turn digital accounts into tangible goods. However, BTJ has learned from experience that this is not the case in Afghanistan.
Amid the food crisis in Afghanistan, something amazing has happened for BTJ workers – cryptocurrencies are being used to provide aid. Although foreign aid has dried up, cash transfers are almost impossible, and Afghani banks have crashed and burned, cryptocurrencies are coming to the rescue.
For security reasons, we cannot report in detail about how it is happening, but BTJ has been able to provide thousands of dollars to team members working in Afghanistan to buy food and feed families.
People are starving to death in Afghanistan. Entire villages are selling body parts just to buy enough food to survive for a couple of months. Families are selling their young daughters to old men with the hopes of keeping their other children alive.
Our partners around the world have been praying day and night for a way to provide food to the people of Afghanistan and for a door to share the Gospel message.
It seems for now, those prayers are answered!
To help donate food to Afghanistan, please click below, or click here. For the month of May, 100% of all donations given to disaster relief will go to providing food in Afghanistan.