Fighting Poverty

Investing Your Tax Refund in People

April 15, 2018

Getting a tax refund this year? If so, congratulations! Refunds are a huge help when paying bills, adding to savings or allowing for a little splurging. Hey, you work hard a deserve some fun. Maybe you’re planning to invest your refund. If so, have you considered investing in people? We have some impactful ideas, whether […]

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Golden Hands Graduates New Class

March 30, 2018

ER Asia has been pouring into at-risk women by teaching sewing, embroidery and business acumen. Last month, the program graduated its most recent class. Congratulations to all the women for their hard work and new skills. ER Asia’s desire to help women began in 2012, when a group of mothers and women from a small […]

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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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Quito Kids: Stronger Families Via Education

February 6, 2018

By Daniel Lopez, Quito Child Development Center Last fall we began creating greater engagement with the families of the children who attend the Quito Child Development Center (CDC). We received instruction from a professional in initial (early childhood) education who provided advice to both our teachers and the parents. The training also helped us evaluate […]

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Interns and Short-Term Volunteers Thrive

January 8, 2018

Gapper Thrives in South Africa ER volunteer Shelby Watson discovered the benefits  of taking a “gap year” between high school and college to volunteer to help kids and experience adventure at the same time. “I found out about the Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The […]

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ER Receives Inspiring Gift of AEDs

October 9, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications (Scroll to the bottom to read a brief update on this blog.) In 2016, ER’s Brian Wallace shared an important need. “Our Quito Dump Program is growing,” he said. “One day we’ll likely have to deal with a health incident.” Brian came to Ecuador with a medical background, knowing all […]

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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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1,000 School Packs to the Rescue

September 6, 2017

School Packs to the Rescue: Keeping Vulnerable Kids in School! There is a serious problem in many developing nations. Children drop out of school because their families cannot afford school supplies and uniforms. This lack of education practically guarantees a lifetime of poverty and a lack of hope. We have a plan to solve this […]

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Filipino Family Rallies Around Pig Business

August 25, 2017

(Aug. 25, 2017 Update) The Algang Nanay piggery project run by ER partner Batang Matinik continues to produce inspiring stories of changed lives in Quezon City, Philippines. Originally launched to help women generate income by raising pigs (see below), Algang Nanay (Mother’s Care) has helped turn one Filipino father’s life around as well. Kuya Erning […]

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Farming Student Blossoms at Living Hope

August 15, 2017

In Sun Valley, South Africa, ER partner Living Hope’s Harvest Training Initiative (HTI) equips students with the skills to become successful commercial farmers. The full-time course runs for 18 months and is divided into classroom and practical experience, with subject areas including business, community development and life skills. Living Hope founder John Thomas writes, “The vision of […]

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