Featured Stories

featured stories

Featured Stories - These featured stories from the developing world highlight the countries and communities we work in. The stories feature the children and families we serve and the churches we partner with. The vast majority of the stories are written by our local country staff.

The stories we feature on this page focus on the challenges in fighting extreme poverty in Africa, Asia, South America, Central American and the Caribbean as well as the needs of people living in abject global poverty. The featured stories promote our programs and the application of our Christian holistic child development model as a solution to release children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty.

Featured Stories
  • A Daughter Named "Blessed"

    Feb 06, 2015

    A 17-year-old mom gives birth to a 3-pound baby and rediscovers hope in the process.

  • Paying It Forward

    Feb 06, 2015

    A former sponsored child founds a ministry to reach children and elderly people in his community.

  • Hope for Grandfather and Grandson

    Feb 06, 2015

    One family in Ghana simply could not make ends meet, and a young boy and his grandfather were beginning to lose hope.

  • The Benefits of Educating Girls

    Feb 06, 2015

    In many parts of Mexico, educating girls is still viewed as counterculture. But for those girls who are the exception, the payoff is significant.

  • World Changer at Sixteen

    Feb 06, 2015

    While living in extreme poverty, a teenage boy in Peru has found his voice and now educates his peers about the child labor issues.

  • School for Parents

    Feb 06, 2015

    A successful workshop educates parents on how to raise their children, positively affecting their family relationships and boosting their children’s performance in school.

  • A Little Girl with a Big Dream

    Feb 05, 2015

    Shaira has experienced more than her share of disappointment and heartache, but she still has a powerful hope for her future.