Once: A Story of Loss, Pain and Redemption in an African Slum

Once there was a place called Mathare. It was a hard place; a difficult place. But, there was also a place called the Kingdom of God.

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Chatting with Pastor Matt Chandler

We recently talked with Pastor Matt Chandler about The Village Church, child sponsorship, the poor and his book, The Explicit Gospel.

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Who Is an Orphan?

How exactly do we define orphan? As we follow Nelson’s journey, we will see multiple definitions of this oft-misunderstood term.

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Education for Girls in the Maasai Community

With an education, Maasai girls are free to dream, compete with their male counterparts, and decide their own future. This feat was unheard of in years past.

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How Can a Slum Start?

Eugene, one of our staff members in Kenya shares the three main reasons why slums develop in Kenya.

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Love in Word, Deed, and Truth

One of a Partnership Facilitator’s favorite moments is when they visit a family in need and leave a positive impact.

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What Are Your Hopes and Dreams for Your Child?

What are the hopes and dreams mothers in the developing world have for their children?

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International Day of the African Child

African children face a myriad of challenges as they grow up. But what is also true about African children is: they love, play, learn, hope, dream, pray — they live!

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Three Things African Children Have Taught Me

No matter how difficult their situation, children in Africa cope with immense suffering. Is this because it’s the only life they’ve known?

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A Doctor’s Visit Leaves Girl With HIV

When Marion and her father went to a local health center, the doctor used the same needle on both of them due to a shortage of supplies. Marion’s father was unaware of the danger this posed to his daughter.

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Holding Hands in the Kibera Slums

Bouncing over piles of trash and splashing through rivers of raw sewage, Katy held James’ hand in the front seat of the car, telling herself it was to cheer him. Later she would realize that she needed his hand to steel her and keep her brave.

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