Poverty Tourism vs. Pilgrimage

In its worst expression, poverty tourism is not just the exploitation of one group — the poor — it is the exploitation of two groups, those visited and those visiting.

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Your Child Is in Good Hands

My heart is overflowing as I return to the dry climate and high altitude of my Colorado Springs home from my first trip to the island of the Dominican Republic. I left with a deepened assurance of the investment that the project staff have in each child. Have you ever wondered about the hearts of our staff? I pray that I can convey just a glimpse of the depth of compassion they hold within them.

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Five Ways to Take Great Photographs of Kids

How can we take photographs of people that treat them with dignity? Here are five ways in which our photographers strive to take great photos of kids.

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So You Want to Advocate for Children?

In her first couple of years as a volunteer child advocate, Vicki strongly encouraged a couple of enthusiastic sponsors to join the Advocate Network.

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Saddam {it’s more than a sponsorship}

Shauna Pilgreen, in the hospital for an unknown illness, can only think of one thing — her sponsored child Sadaam.

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The Long African Walk

We desire to serve the neediest possible. Sometimes that means traveling to where buses and cars cannot easily go.

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A Beautiful Visit and Hope for the Future

Despite the hurt and past experiences, Veronica has hope that her daughters’ futures will be different. Our ministry is fueling that hope through the local church and child development center where they are registered.

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He Leaped into My Arms and My Heart Was Gone

There was something about this boy that Katy just couldn’t shake. How could she connect with a child when she didn’t even know his name?

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The Girl in Bright Pink

Although she refused to say a word, one sweet girl in a bright pink outfit did not leave a visiting sponsor’s side. They had a connection that was strong although unspoken.

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Hope is a Four Letter Word

On his arrival to the student center, one six-year-old boy had a packet of cigarettes in his top shirt pocket. He drank and smoked, usually receiving alcohol and cigarettes from the men of the village who he would hang around with.

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