Poverty

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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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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Sophia’s Choice: Finding the Right Path

March 15, 2017

Path Project is a long-time ER partner headquartered in Snellville, GA. The organization operates after-school programs in several mobile home parks in Georgia and Tennessee. Co-founder Melinda Hollandsworth shared the story of Sophia in Path Project’s most recent newsletter. It’s a great example of how after-school programs can make a huge difference in the child’s […]

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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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Jericho Goes Back to School

May 18, 2015

Sponsorship Program Rescues Filipino Youngster from a Life of Begging on the Streets In the suburbs just south of Manila, Philippines, lies Napacor, a community of shanties with no electricity or running water. Ironically, Napacor is built around an electricity tower and is named for the power company that owns it. ER partner IT Tender […]

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