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Coronavirus around the world: Africa

Coronavirus around the world: Africa

Note: This is the first in a four-part series about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting people around the globe. Check back regularly on our blog to read about the fallout of COVID-19 in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, as well. A global pandemic is no...
Worst case: ‘Another generation of children who are orphaned’

Worst case: ‘Another generation of children who are orphaned’

“COVID-19 poses an especially large risk for the vulnerable children whose mothers, fathers, or guardians already have weakened immune systems,” one of our partners in Africa said. “If it impacts our nation, there will likely be another generation of children who are...
Zimbabwe unemployment as high as 80% amid pandemic

Zimbabwe unemployment as high as 80% amid pandemic

Over 26 million Americans are out of work because of the coronavirus. Their livelihoods have been upended. Fortunately, many have options to help them at least in the short term. They have savings. They can file for unemployment. There’s a stimulus check on the way....
Countries in crisis: Uganda

Countries in crisis: Uganda

It’s often called “the Pearl of Africa,” and with good reason. Uganda has captured the hearts of many travelers throughout the years. In fact, many believe it was Winston Churchill that coined the nickname. And the name is true. With its tropical climate, beautiful...
God can use your children to change the world

God can use your children to change the world

Sitting in the doctor’s office, Chris and Mary listened to the list of shots and possible illnesses with growing apprehension.Meningitis. Typhoid. Yellow Fever.“There was a point where we were kind of like, we must be crazy,” said Mary, laughing. “What are we doing,...
Child Sponsorship brings fountain of hope for Zambia

Child Sponsorship brings fountain of hope for Zambia

Carolina watched as the other children made their way to school. She eyed their freshly pressed uniforms, their new notebooks, and the handfuls of sharpened pencils. All Carolina wanted was to join them, but she knew her family would never be able to afford it. Her...
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