I once spent six weeks in Mali, West Africa as part of my college internship. Mali has a special place in my heart, so I was thrilled when my church started doing things there. A recent project is to provide some supplies to Bethel Bible Institute. These students come with their families and all their supplies for six months- including food! This is not easy.
We want to help them out so they can focus on their studies and bringing the gospel to those who have not heard about the salvation God provides. That way they have less worry that they are running out of food* and supplies and debating what they can sell off from what little they brought with them.
*Thankfully another project was helping to dig a well on the property so that now they have a garden!