Angela Dostal

Seeking Hope despite Poverty, Disease, and Death

In the village of Buhera in eastern Zimbabwe, even basic resources like water are scarce. Subsistence farming provides a meager supply of food for families to live on, but unpredictable rains and neglected irrigation systems mean that even this resource is unstable. Arani Chuma lives in Buhera with her husband, her father, and her five …

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A New Partnership Helps Deliver Hope in Madagascar

Located 250 miles off the coast of Mozambique, the island country of Madagascar is known for its unique array of plant and wildlife. Of the 200,000 animal species that inhabit Madagascar, about 150,000 of them cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The people of Madagascar are also diverse, with 18 different ethnic groups …

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Your Support is Making a Difference in the Philippines

In the neighborhood where Ruben Ocasiones lives in Cebu City, Philippines, it was not uncommon to find kids selling fruits and vegetables to make money during the pandemic. Given the remote location of the community, the quarantine was not enforced as strictly as it was in the busier parts of the city. Ruben and his …

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You Are Giving Hope a Foothold in Fillmore

On a warm afternoon in June, two small children sit enjoying some applesauce. The snack came from a Food Pak delivered that morning. Sitting around a small table, Araceli converses in broken Spanish with a volunteer from the local church. Araceli is one of many immigrants from Michoacán, Mexico who have settled in Fillmore, California. …

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