Category Archives : Stories of inspiration

Boda Boda Emergency January 24, 2019

Sitting on the back of a “boda boda” (a motorcycle taxi), Joanitah thought this was a day like any other.

Joanitah is a high school student who lives in Uganda. After a mid-year break at home with her aunt, she was looking forward to getting back to her boarding school and seeing all her friends. She was also looking forward to starting classes again, and everything she’d learn in the coming months.

She’d traveled this road many times before, often on the back of a motorcycle. (more…)

An Honest Politician December 17, 2018

Let me tell you a story.

It’s about a boy, and a disease, and an election. But mostly it’s about YOU, and what God can do with gifts like yours.

Many years ago, Phillip wasn’t dreaming of becoming a politician. He didn’t seem like anyone special; just another destitute child, destined for a short life of poverty, and heartbreak.

You see, Phillip contracted Polio as a child. The disease stunted his growth and gave him extreme scoliosis that made it impossible to walk. Other kids his age started school…but Phillip was too sick to join them.

Thankfully, that’s when our founder, Dr. Max Lange, first noticed him. Seeing how Phillip suffered, Max took a special interest in the boy. He made sure that Childcare Worldwide intervened to give Phillip a better life!

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The best gift of all! November 5, 2018

When Caroline went to her Christmas Love Pak party last year, she didn’t know her life was about to change forever. All she was thinking about was getting out of the house for a few hours.

At the time, Caroline was just 15, and she was deeply depressed. Which was no surprise, given all she was dealing with at home. Her beloved mother had passed away a few years ago, and Caroline was still grieving.

When her mom died, Caroline had to take on a lot of extra responsibility. She is now the sole care-giver for her sick auntie. They can’t afford a good doctor, so they’re not sure exactly what’s wrong. All Caroline knows is that her aunt is too weak to walk. Caroline has to help her with everything – she cooks her meals, cleans the house, even helps her aunt outside to the toilet. Can you imagine? And they only have a pit in the ground – Caroline has to help her aunt crouch down over the pit, and then pull her back up. Good thing Caroline is strong for her age!

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When Chickens Give You Wings September 28, 2018

Chickens can’t fly…but they might help Moses fly!

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The Special Effects of Sponsorship August 31, 2018

“How do they do that!?” Anytime Fluk gets a chance to watch a movie, he is curious. Like many 18 year old boys, he loves Marvel movies – his favorite is Spiderman! Fluk’s fascinated by the special effects, so it’s no surprise that it’s his life-long dream to become a video graphics expert.

What is surprising is the road he took to get there. (more…)

A Hopeful Lunch August 24, 2018

The best part of six-year-old Valeria’s day is lunch break!

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Joyful Joy August 6, 2018

This summer, you, our wonderful supporters have stepped up to provide clean water for children and families in need. The summer’s not over, but already you’re making a tangible difference!

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Solomon’s Key to Success? Water! June 29, 2018

Stephen and Solomon are two brothers living in Olenkasurai, Kenya. In many ways, their life is idyllic. They live with their loving parents and spend their days in school and helping their dad graze the sheep.

But alongside that idyllic pastoral scene, they live with the horrors of poverty. And the biggest horror of all is the water they drink.

An idyllic farm in Africa with a blue sky and hills in the background. Traditional fence made with wooden sticks and a small house made out of mud

 

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The difference of breakfast January 12, 2018

A group of kids dancing on a stage

Tour 16 showing off some of their best dance moves.

The bus pulled up to a brick building in Wichita, Kansas and the Choir kids piled out. As always, they goggled at their new surroundings, drinking in every second of their experience in the United States. But this stop was different from all the rest. This stop would show them a whole new layer of America. (more…)

“It’s Never Too Late” August 28, 2017

Do you believe in miracles? When I hear stories like Alta’s, I have no doubts at all. Miracles happen!

Alta, Kenia and Ismelda struggled to survive for years. But this sewing machine is changing everything!

When Alta was just 17, she was able to go to a sewing trade school. She took to it naturally, rapidly absorbing everything she could. More importantly she loved every minute of it! She dreamed of using her new skills to start her own business someday. Sewing was a way for her to build a future away from the poverty she’d grown up in. (more…)