World News & Stories

Former sponsored child inspires others
Israel lives and works in the capital, but every holiday he returns to Hluvuko, the place that shaped him into the person he is today.
Teachers learning along with their students in Nicaragua
“For me, the best part is that I’ve strengthened my knowledge as a teacher,” says Carolina, who champions reading in the classroom.
Water and toilets: Essentials for learning!
Hassana’s school days look a lot different now that her primary school has its own water and sanitation facilities.
Salvador hopes he’s made his sponsor proud
“I am giving back,” Salvador says, “because someone I haven’t even met also invested in me while I was growing up—my sponsor.”
Awa becomes a “working woman”
Awa’s husband didn’t earn enough to support their family, so she seized an opportunity, ran with it, and is now a “working woman.”
Educate a girl and see where she’ll go
If it wasn’t for her sponsor, Rose may never have gone to school. Today she has a diploma, a good job and strong prospects for the future.
Birthday gifts bring joy
Kind gifts from sponsors have made it possible for children in Manonga to have real birthday celebrations! In addition to parties with juice, cookies and fun activities, children across the community have also benefitted from gifts that will help...
A Story of Transformation
Local leader Jose Matias, 72, remembers the time when everyday life was a struggle. Basic services were scarce and social problems widespread.  “When I moved to Ventanilla in 1999, every day was a shocking reality,” said Jose. “I was particularly...
More than practice leaders
We are practicing at being leaders in the future,” says Prakash, a 16-year-old boy from Doti East. We’re sitting in a low-roofed building close to the high school campus, where Prakash is the chairperson of the “child club.”
Overwhelming generosity from Mina's sponsor

At 14, Mina has a kind smile. On a visit to Butwal in April, I had the privilege of spending some time with her family. They haven’t had it easy. Read more.

Try this classic South African recipe
On the trip, Elizabeth was served “malva pudding.” The dessert has Dutch origins but it’s considered a classic in South Africa. Want to try your hand at it? Here’s the recipe.
An oasis of health
Each week, upwards of 70 children gather at the local health centre in Cilincing with their parents. This health centre is like an oasis, a "one stop shop"  for expecting moms, children and growing families.
A new home, a new hope
For 22 years, Eulalia has lived in this community. Even though she constantly struggled in terrible conditions, her neighbours didn’t have the means to help.
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