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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Poverty Encounter Virtual Tours are Opening Eyes and Igniting Hearts

If you only had $1.90 to spend in a day, which would you choose: food, first aid, or school supplies? If there were no other options for decent work, would you take a loan in exchange for food and shelter even if it meant years of hard labor and a chance of passing your debt …

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