Fighting Poverty

Youth Mob Celebrates School Supplies

June 7, 2018

The staff members of ER partner Youth Mobilization have big hearts for children in greater Manila who get left behind educationally. Last week Youth Mob shared “thank you” photos of children who received supplies. Notice the joy in their faces! Youth Mob’s Mackie Custodio said the funds provided through ER allowed them to provide supplies […]

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Short-Term Volunteers Needed in S. Africa

May 8, 2018

ER is expanding our after-school program in South Africa and has openings for short-term volunteers/interns. This opportunity involves instructing kids from local settlements who are in need of homework help and extracurricular activities. Volunteers would join our staff at the ER Dream Centre facility in Cape Town. Typically, volunteers commit to three months to one […]

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Wedding of the Century

May 7, 2018

By Ann Benavidez, Director, Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program On March 16, Golden Hands held a graduation ceremony for our third Basic and Pattern Making Class. It was the much awaited moment for 10 trainees who worked hard and faithfully for eight months. After 32 weeks of training, the they finally received their highly anticipated […]

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Investing Your Tax Refund in People

April 15, 2018

Getting a tax refund this year? If so, congratulations!  Are you planning to invest your refund? If so, consider investing some of it people. We have some big-impact ideas, whether your refund is $33 or $3,300. *Invest in clean water for orphans and vulnerable children. ER is working with partner BELWOP Child Rescue in Nyeri, Kenya, […]

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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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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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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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