Hope for the Maasai

31May

Hope for the Maasai

'The only school I've been to is the school of Maasai: As a baby...they pulled out my bottom tooth to prevent death in case of lockjaw; when I turned 18 they circumcised me; and before I could become a woman they sold me to a husband I had never met.'

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26May

Drinking with the Animals

The next time you turn on your faucet for a glass of water, think about the 976 citizens of a small community in Maasai Mara, Kenya. They currently have two options—walk 4 miles to a contaminated well from which several have been reported to have contracted typhoid, or walk to a small reservoir of muddy water that is also shared by local animals.

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26May

Hunger Is No Game

Sometimes poverty can be so crushing that families literally watch their children starve to death before their eyes—powerless to do anything about it. The youngest are the most vulnerable.

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24May

Wedding Bells Ring!

I always love visiting the children each time I travel to India! As I look into their faces—each one sponsored so they can attend a private Christian school because, as the offspring of parents with leprosy, they are ostracized at public schools—I'm filled with joy knowing that we are giving them a future they would otherwise never know.

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22May

Sarojini Drinks in a New Life

This month marks the 7th anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka's bloody civil war. Drastic numbers of Sri Lankan soldiers perished—as did many of the boys and girls who were forced to fight. Sarojini was one such child soldier. Her peaceful, happy life was ripped from her in 2007 at the age of 17. She simply never returned home from school one day.

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21May

Say Yes to the Dress

The wedding industry is estimated to be worth a whopping $300 billion and growing. The majority of Western girls now begin planning and preparing their wedding day at an early age, memorizing every mushy love story from Cinderella to Princess Bride, downloading bridal planner apps, and flipping through picture perfect photographs on Pinterest, ingraining the image of a white dress in their minds.

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