Month: February 2016

Sisters Fight to Overcome Poverty’s Grip

February 24, 2016

When ER co-founder Jerry Carnill made his first connection at the Quito Dump in 1997, he did not have a grand plan to fight poverty. He simply felt compassion for the people living and working in the trash and wanted to help them. He reached out to a young boy, Victor, who agreed to gather […]

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The Nine-Year-Old Who Didn’t Know the Alphabet

February 24, 2016

  Joel Loja’s parents spend much of their lives in the garbage digging out recyclables in order to eke out a living. It’s a tough life that requires families to focus on surviving each day. Joel was one of the first babies to enter the Quito Dump Daycare, now called the Child Development Center (CDC), […]

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Belwop Kids Wreck the Hearts of California Team

February 23, 2016

“Every human should be able to sleep on a mattress.” – Travis Clark Would you travel 9,500 miles – each way – at your own expense – to have your heart wrecked by some orphans? That’s what happened to eight volunteers from Canvas, a San Francisco-area church, when a team led by lead pastor Travis […]

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Safe “Nightlife” Trumps Risky Street Life for Filipino Boy

February 12, 2016

By John Coffey IT Tender Director William, an 11-year old boy living in a squatter community in the Manila suburb of Putatan, initially came to IT Tender through a nutrition program called Food For Life. One day, William stopped attending Food For Life and instead began spending time with a gang of older youth. Karin […]

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How One Boy’s Success Helped Inspire Edukids20

February 4, 2016

My name is Toto. I am 12 years old Grade 2 student. Today I live at the Manila Children’s Home and my life has changed a lot. I was a failure in my education. I failed three times during my childhood years; once in Kindergarden and twice in Grade 1. I failed in school because […]

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