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“Look after orphans and widows in their distress …”

“Look after orphans and widows in their distress …”

“We are the people who ran from South Sudan,” Beatrice said as she stood on the outskirts of the Pagirinya refugee camp in Uganda. Beyond her, the camp was overflowing with others who also had fled the violence. But for Beatrice, South Sudan isn’t just a country of...
Visual art reveals unseen lives

Visual art reveals unseen lives

As a father, Matt Appling has love and concern for his children’s future. As an art teacher, he hopes his students develop into creative and responsible adults. And as an artist, he hopes to raise awareness of poverty through his paintings. It was after traveling with...
World AIDS Day 2016: Providing homes for orphans

World AIDS Day 2016: Providing homes for orphans

Today is World AIDS Day, a day we unite to stand with those affected by this global pandemic. Although the HIV virus was unheard of until a few decades ago, more than 34 million people worldwide now suffer from it. The majority of those who are HIV-positive live in...

How Cosmetology Changed Jennifer’s Life

Jennifer Aromo was a happy, normal girl living in Uganda. She went to school each day like other children, worked hard in all of her classes, and dreamed of a world of possibilities after graduation. In the evenings, she came home to help with chores and finished her...

The Three Prayers of a Widow

The village of Kaboga, Rwanda, is found at the end of dirt path flanked on either side by sprawling green rows of banana trees. This is the humble home to 45 widows and their children. The shockwaves of the genocide that leveled the country two decades ago are still...
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