Tag Archives : Hope
The Water Walk June 10, 2019
Every morning, 12-year-old Diana gets up with the sun. Before she can go to school, she has to get water for her family.
Diana lives in Salgaa, a densely populated town in Kenya. It’s a truck stop for long-distance drivers, but most of the residents – like Diana’s family – are farmers. Her dad drives a tractor, but most of his pay goes to cover rent on their small house. There is very little left for food, clothes, or school fees for Diana and her siblings.
Worst of all, there’s no money left for water.
Which is why Diana gets up early every morning (more…)
Hungry, embarrassed, exhausted, late April 10, 2019
Nerious is a lot like most 12-year-old girls you’ve met. She is full of life. She’s trying to figure out who she is, and what her place in the world is. She can be really shy, and easily embarrassed. Nerious loves a good story – her favorite subject is English. And she wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
But Nerious lives in Kenya and her family is poor.
That means her life is so much harder than most 12-year-olds’. You see, Nerious’ dad died (more…)
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!
Always Looking Up June 4, 2018
Let me tell you about Up! No, I’m not talking about the movie. I’m talking about a girl in Thailand with an incredible testimony.
Her mom nicknamed her Up because she is always positive. No matter how tough things get for her family, Up is always looking on the bright side.
Finding hope in beans February 16, 2018
When we first met baby Annet, she was sitting in the dirt playing with an empty bowl. She and her brother were all alone.
You see, Annet’s mother is struggling every day to keep her family alive. She has nobody to help her – no husband, no relatives, no nearby friends who can watch her three kids. (more…)
Finding True Hope January 30, 2018
At the young age of 11, Annette was already filled with despair. For her family, living in a poor area of Uganda, every day was a struggle to survive. The stress and worry of poverty was slowly overwhelming her.
Her father was out of work. He’d searched for a job for as long as Annette could remember with no luck. Instead, the family had to rely her mother’s small wage. The money she earned was barely enough to feed them. There was nothing left over to send the children to school.
But one day, everything changed.
Double Christmas Blessings October 6, 2017
Christmas will be here before you know it! If you’re like me – and many of our supporters – you have a big shopping list for people you’d like to bless this year…and that list can seem a little overwhelming.
Thankfully, the 2017 Christmas Gift Catalog is here! And it’s here to help us all with our Christmas shopping! The catalog has more than 25 items that you can give to help a child or family in need. But did you know you can give those items “in honor” of one of your friends or loved ones? (more…)
Sponsorship changes lives February 7, 2017
By all rights, Joseph should have been a statistic. He should have died young. He should have lived a life of crime. He should have become radicalized. He should have been a drug addict.
But that’s not how his story turns out…
Joseph was born in Rwanda in 1994, during the height of the genocide. Joseph’s family was Tutsi. To save their newborn son, Joseph’s mother fled with him to Uganda while his father stayed behind to fight. Joseph and his mother made it safely to Uganda, but never heard from his father again. (more…)