Candi Summers is the Executive Director of BESTWA. Along with her team in Liberia, they feed 1,400 children daily.
Candy passionately serves in Liberia to save children, following her father's example. When her father Andy, founder of BESTWA, first went to Liberia as a businessman, he saw children sick and dying from lack of food and medicine. Most children there didn't live past 8 years old. God put the desire in his heart to save as many children as possible. He came back to the States determined to find a way to save children's lives.
There is such poverty in Liberia that a grandmother, who had no food to feed herself, and her granddaughter, went to a nearby river to drown herself and her granddaughter, rather than see them both starve. Strangers saved the child and took her to BESTWA. They named her ‘Blessing’ and she is now 9 years old.
Since BESTWA began feeding and supplying medicine to the area, they have not lost a child. Even during COVID-19 they have had not had sickness with their team or their children. They are now trying to feed families of the children because everything is shut down and there is no work. They now feed 600 people of their families for $2200. Some of the children have even graduated high school!
Medicine and vitamins amounting to 14 million dollars were donated to BESTWA. However, there is a great cost to ship these supplies overseas. Candi lives very modestly to be sure as much money as possible is going to the children. The Lord said, "as much as you do into these you do unto me."
They make trips to Liberia to oversee the team there. Just $28 can feed a child for a month.