ER Asia

Summer Camp for Golden Girls

July 6, 2018

By Ann Benavidez, Director, Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program May was a busy month. For the first time we launched a Summer Sewing Camp for girls aging 7-12 years old. Nine girls attended a two-days-a-week class from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for eight sessions. The girls learned hand sewing, basic stitches and how to use a […]

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MCH Boy Wins Award, Buys Groceries

June 20, 2018

It’s always exciting when a child is recognized for his or her skills. It’s even more exciting when you know that kid has endured a rough start to life and you know every achievement is helping to change his life in a powerful way. That’s why we’re so excited when the boys at the Manila […]

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Nutrition is Helping Kids Fight Cancer

June 13, 2018

Imagine learning that your child has cancer and needs treatment at a hospital in a distant city, but you have no resources because you are poor. Out of love for your child, you travel from your home anyway and hope for the best. Many families in the Philippines face this nightmarish situation and become hopeless […]

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IT Tender Responds to Extreme Crises

February 12, 2018

IT Tender, an ER partner serving in three impoverished communities in suburban Manila, had a busy year in 2017. In fact, its work vividly illustrated the very idea behind the words “Extreme Response.” One of those communities, Napacor, was reduced to rubble from a fire. (Pictured at right are before and after images.) Each of […]

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A Life Changed by Love

September 15, 2017

Mackie Custodio leads Youth Mobilization, an ER partner in Makati City, a suburb of Manila. Below is his account of a transformed life that speaks to the power of investing in people with love and encouragement. Stephanie Dua was only 11 years old when she started coming to our Love Impact outreach. She was one of […]

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ER Welcomes Partners in South Africa

August 7, 2017

Extreme Response’s reach in South Africa is expanding, thanks to the addition of two new partners: Jabulani Africa (JAM) and MCM in South Africa. JAM is located in Llandudno, a suburb of Cape Town. Its mission is to train young leaders. It also welcomes short- and long-term volunteers and teams. To contact JAM, email to: info@jamafrica.co.za. MCM serves […]

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Sewing Sally Shares Her Infectious Joy

February 25, 2017

By Anne Benevidez, ER Asia Sally is one of the second batch of trainees of the Golden Hands Basic Sewing Class. She is among the faithful volunteer workers of Batang Matinik, one of ER Asia’s partner in the Philippines. The Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program is run by ER Asia in a effort to help women […]

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Malnourished Mel Overcomes the Odds

February 20, 2017

By John and Gela Basiwa, Manila Children’s Home When Mel* was rescued from the streets at age nine, he was underweight and had severe health issues. Having spent years on the street with his family, he was diagnosed with primary complex disease, a precursor to tuberculosis. Mel’s outlook was bleak. The third of four children, […]

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Toto’s Redemption

February 10, 2017

By John and Gela Basiwa, Manila Children’s Home Ten-year-old Toto* was angry when he showed up at the Manila Children’s Home (MCH) three years ago. So angry, in fact, that he fought with the other boys and even his own siblings. At one point, Toto got ahold of a knife and threatened another boy. Then, […]

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Accreditation Boosts Kid’s Home Impact

December 9, 2016

Since opening almost three years ago, Extreme Response Asia’s Manila Children’s Home (MCH) has provided exceptional care for neglected and abandoned boys. Late last year the MCH has achieved a new level of accreditation that will allow it to serve these vulnerable youngsters even more effectively. MCH Executive Director John Basiwa (pictured at right) and […]

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