CHINA | END POVERTY | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES

Best strawberry ever!

A few days ago a boy randomly gave me a strawberry as I stood by his mountain-top village trying to catch my breath. At 3,700m altitude the air certainly gets thin. But even my mind - dulled with headache from a lack of oxygen - did not miss the significance that the strawberry was especially picked because it was in the shape of a heart.


CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A bright future for this mom and baby

For me, it's all about the story. This baby will grow up to get the education she deserves (along with regular servings of bacon and eggs I imagine). Happy Days.


CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Education changes everything

We all know that true beauty is what lies below the surface of us all. But, lets face it, some people appear doubly blessed - both inside and out. Last week, our program manager (Carrie) and I had the pleasure of meeting this girl, along with multiple others from various locations of our Asia based Vocational School Scholarship program.


BLESSED PROJECT - STOPPING TRAFFICKING IN THE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Rehabilitation for survivors

Some of the Filipino women who are part of the Blessed Project were extremely focused in learning the art of calligraphy. The amazing team at the Blessed Project help these surviors of trafficking and abuse, learn varying skills that match their varying interests and help them in their holistic development and rehabilitation.


CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS)

The chefs at SGVTS are like magicians!

The two chefs are like food magicians. They change the raw ingredients into the tastiest meals with rich flavors. We have two dishes each day for lunch. Each week we enjoy green pepper fry meat, fried potatoes, fried meat, fried cabbage, fried garlic bolt, fried eggs with tomato.


BLESSED PROJECT - STOPPING TRAFFICKING IN THE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES

Returning smiles to rescued girls

It was all smiles in the kitchen as these girls undoubtedly enjoyed their first baking activity together. 


BLESSED PROJECT - STOPPING TRAFFICKING IN THE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Help for survivors in the Philippines

The Blessed Project in the Philippines (through partnership with Captivating and Global Development Group) helps provide physical, educational support, emotional support and  for survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking. These 3 women are survivors and enjoying their newly found freedom in a Math tutoring class


BLESSED PROJECT - STOPPING TRAFFICKING IN THE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Building skills restores confidence

The sewing program, which is part of the the Blessed Project, is bridging the gap between when a woman is rescued and when she is self sustainably reintegrated. These women are provided skills and livelihood opportunities.  We are seeing these Filipino women regain their confidence and self esteem.


CHINA | END POVERTY | VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Li's new voice empowering other local women

Li Zhenhuan is a typical rural woman, living a simple life, working hard, rarely speaking and rarely attending community activities. But that was the old Li. We'd like to introduce the new Li.


CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | PROJECT EDEN

Nearing the end of an incredible journey - Project Eden

Over the past 9 years, 21 girls have called Eden home. These girls came from families who were too poor to give these girls the opportunity for a good education which would give them a bright future. During their time at Eden, each of these 21 girls were nurtured with love, care, kindness and mentoring from all the teachers,...