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Taking a clean swipe at poverty

Taking a clean swipe at poverty

Tucking her arms close to her sides, Sidumazile tried to make herself as small and inconspicuous as possible. Her dress was uncomfortable as it clung to her body. She had worked up a sweat on the long, dusty walk to school. Sidumazile couldn’t remember the last time...
Unboxing hope: A look inside an emergency hygiene kit

Unboxing hope: A look inside an emergency hygiene kit

A simple box of personal items can bring back normalcy to a life that’s been ripped apart. Imagine being the victim of a devastating natural disaster who has lost everything … your home, your belongings, your livelihood. But then imagine having small bits of home and...
3 ways to get your kids excited about giving

3 ways to get your kids excited about giving

Generous children become generous adults. You know this — and you want to teach your kids the importance of giving. But how do you get them excited about it when all they have to give is the spare change in their piggy banks?  The answer? Show them that even their...
A place to call home

A place to call home

For most of 9-year-old Lawan’s life, she’s had nowhere to really call home. She was born in an impoverished, rural village in Thailand to a mother who was only 14. Her teenage mom did everything she could to take care of Lawan (whose name we’ve changed for privacy),...
Broken idols and a broken past

Broken idols and a broken past

When the idols fell to the ground, she fell to her knees.Elisa had worshipped different deities and bowed down to graven images all her life. Most of her family and community in Cuba still worship idols.That’s one reason Elisa clung to her past, even after she became...
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