[You Made the] Rain, Rain Go Away…

Picture of rain-proof brick classrooms in Kenya
10Jun

[You Made the] Rain, Rain Go Away…

“No school today!” For the school children of the Western world, snow days are generally a much-anticipated reprieve from studies and, during winter months, it is common to hear children talk excitedly about the days they’ve missed from school. But for students in the under-developed parts of the world, missing school is no joyful occasion. Especially for students in Kenya. Heavy rains there can last for days and take away valuable time for these children who have so little—and for whom education is the ladder to climb out of poverty.

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Picture of student in Kenyan slum
28Mar

Food or School?

Boniface Mutuku is 7 years old, and he and his mother live in a slum in Kenta, Kenya. Hard working and with an iron will, Boniface's mother makes a meager living by scavenging construction sites for discarded wood, which she then sells to hotels as firewood for cooking.

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Child in Guatemala with cerebral palsy
29Jan

More Than Able

Children with disabilities are especially close to my heart. My Aunt Elizabeth was born with cerebral palsy. Blessed with a brilliant brain, she is currently attending college in her 40s. But she is living life in a wheelchair, and it is often difficult for others to understand when she speaks.

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Carolyne with Muslim children at Jocada Academy
08Aug

Desperate to Learn

God loves Muslims, too. The mother of Halima, Asha and Mohammad learned that lesson recently. Distraught that her poverty was keeping her children out of school—thus condemning them to a life of begging to survive—she prayed at the local mosque everyday that Allah would help her send her children to school.

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Picture of classroom
04Apr

A Chance to Catch a Rising Star

In the world of humanitarian aid, sadly, the dignity and incentive of those who need our help is often inadvertently crushed, while irresponsibility, dependency and corruption are bred. Over the years, we’ve learned it is never wise to do for others what they can do for themselves.

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27Jun

Celebration in Saboti

In rural Kenya, poor families have only one dream: that their children can attend school and excel. They realize that, without an education, it's almost impossible to break the cycle of poverty.

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06May

Slum-Kid Millionaires

Slum-kids in the village of Kambare, Kenya, now have a much brighter future ahead of them. That's because an important dream—one that many parents and others in the community thought impossible—is now coming true!

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