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Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites | 8 August pulls stories from the international Newsroom websites to show what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

Kenya: Mormons and Catholics Partner to Help HIV Orphans 

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Children in Mombasa, Kenya, suffering from the HIV virus are receiving help from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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The children are being fed ATMIT, a nutritional porridge developed at Brigham Young University and donated by the Church as a way to help those who are malnourished. Local Latter-day Saints and missionaries toured the Mikindani Catholic Church Youth Training Centre in Mombasa and visited with the children. Approximately 650 local children are assisted at the center.

Read on the Kenya Mormon Newsroom website how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Catholic Church are working together to help the children.

Venezuela: Mormons Donate Hair for Cancer Patients

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More than 50 Latter-day Saint women and girls in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, each donated approximately 20 inches of their hair to help cancer patients who have lost their hair from chemotherapy.

The hair will be manufactured into wigs for the cancer patients.

Go to the Venezuela Mormon Newsroom website for more information on how the local Mormons became involved in the project.

Canada: Record-Setting Food Drive
Mormons in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, set a record for collecting food for the annual Winnipeg Harvest, a community-based food distribution and training center.

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Corporate contributions and volunteers helped collect more than 100,000 pounds of food.

Local Latter-day Saint Wayne Drozdowski organized the event and said he considers volunteering an “exchange” rather than a “service.” “We must consider that most people find themselves in need at some point in their lives. So today I may be the person with the ability to help, but tomorrow I may be the recipient of someone else's volunteer effort.”

Go to the Canada Mormon Newsroom website to see the impact this food drive will have.

Costa Rica: Young Latter-day Saints Help Remove Dengue Breeding Grounds
Mormon Helping Hands volunteers in Costa Rica are helping to stop the spread of Dengue fever, a disease that comes from several species of mosquitos.

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Latter-day Saint youth have been helping to move vehicle tires to storage areas so they don’t end up being discarded and becoming homes for mosquitos, adding to the recent outbreak.

Read on the Costa Rica Mormon Newsroom website why these young Latter-day Saints chose to help in the project.

Nicaragua: Mormons Provide Service in Nicaraguan Hospital

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The Nicaraguan German Hospital, located in the city of Managua, has been the focus of service for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Their work involved cleaning, repairing furniture and servicing air conditioners to improve conditions for the hospital patients.

Learn from the Nicaragua Mormon Newsroom website why these Latter-day Saints helped.

Peru: Mormon Helping Hands Ready School for Students
Mormons put on their yellow Helping Hands vests and painted and cleaned the Elizabeth Chimpu Occlo School in San Martin de Porres, Peru.

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More than 500 hours of service were provided by the volunteers to prepare the school for when students arrive.

Go to the Peru Mormon Newsroom website for the school director's reaction to the Mormon Helping Hands’ service.

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