Women and children make up 80% of the refugee population.

Syrian refugees in a makeshift camp, Beqaa Valley, Lebanon. Tearfund partner Medair. Erina (11) and her brother Nafis (1). 10th February 2013. Photo: Eleanor Bentall Tel: +44 7768 3774131

About Heidi Heinrich

Heidi Heinrich, church relationship manager for Food for the Hungry's community-to-community (C2C) program, got her start with Food for the Hungry as a volunteer. She began promoting child sponsorship after being incredibly moved to "just do something" about the poverty she had seen while serving internationally on a team. A mother of two adult children who are pursuing their life's work in serving the poor, Heidi attributes their passion to the impression made through child sponsorship. "It has been a journey." she says, "It all began by sponsoring a child in Bangladesh that led to serving on a team. I am very grateful for the experiences God has given me through sponsorship." She also enjoys art and music, and she is finishing her degree in Human Development through Hope International University.