Extreme Poverty

Stockpiling Christmas Boxes in Quito

September 27, 2018

Our Quito, Ecuador staff is stockpiling about 1,300 shoebox size gift boxes for boys and girls ages 2-14. These will be handed out to the children of families living in challenging conditions in and around Quito. For many, it will be the only Christmas gift they receive. This year we’ve been able to secure the […]

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Nepal Partner Helps Community Recover from Modern Slavery

May 23, 2018

As a humanitarian organization, ER staff see a lot of heartbreaking situations around the world that deserve compassionate response. Our partner Pokhara Child Care Center (PHCC) in Nepal is helping one community recover from something truly unimaginable – modern slavery. Leaders from PHCC recently visited the ex-slave community to distribute supplies and provide medical help. […]

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Brunsch Bunch on Epic Journey in Haiti

February 20, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications It sounded like fun. A friend was assembling a team of volunteers to “go somewhere in Haiti to help” following the devastating earthquake that rocked the country in 2010? Would he join the team? Brad Brunsch not only accepted that invitation, but went on nine more trips to Haiti over […]

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Stitching is Enriching

February 12, 2018

ER loves to leverage relationships with our partners to maximize impact. The following story is a great example. ER operates the Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program which teaches vulnerable women sewing and business skills so they can help provide for their families. IT Tender serves struggling communities through education, skills training, nutrition and more. By […]

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Lighthouse Gets Bathroom Makeovers

October 6, 2017

So many kids, so few bathroom options. That’s been the case for years at God’s Little Lighthouse (GLL), a pre-school that serves the families from local squatter communities. More than once, the situation has led to less-than-hygienic results. No more. Thanks to the hard work of ER staff, volunteers and donors, GLL is getting new […]

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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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The Comeback Kid

May 30, 2016

Jason left home at a young age, deciding that Manila street life was preferable to living with an abusive and negligent father. He scavenged garbage for recyclers and sold illegally acquired tickets to sporting events and concerts. He had not been to school since he was in fifth grade, but deep down, he had a […]

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Joy in the Moment, and in Dreams for Tomorrow

May 2, 2016

By Alyssa Carrel ER Volunteer to South Africa Children are known for their wild imaginations, the stories they create, the way they dream. But for a child growing up in poverty, dreams are a luxury they typically can’t afford. That’s why the South Africa Dream Centre is so important to children like Kayleen. This adorable […]

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Sowing Hope While Sewing Clothes

March 15, 2016

By Pen Pen Bullo, Extreme Response Asia Staff In today’s short-cut society, there are “life hacks” that teach us quick and easy ways to fix things. But when it comes to lives broken by poverty, abuse, abandonment, oppression, human trafficking and neglect, there are no short cuts, no simple hacks to make things better. Faced […]

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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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