Changing Lives

It’s Harvest Time in South Africa

April 16, 2019

Following is an excerpt from ER partner Living Hope’s latest eNewsletter. Here, John Thomas shares how teaching farming is helping vulnerable people learn a trade, gain confidence, build relationships and become sustainable. By John Thomas, Executive Director, Living Hope Trust Living Hope’s ‘Harvest Training Initiative’ program trains students in agriculture, business and missions. It is the […]

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Empowered: 20 Women Graduate Sewing Training Courses

April 2, 2019

By Anne Benavidez, Director, Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program (March 29, 2019) March was a huge month for women’s empowerment in Manila. First, on March 15, seven women graduated from the Golden Hands Livelihood program’s 2018-19 Sewing and Pattern Making Class. This course started in June 2018 and the women persevered for eight months of weekly […]

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ER Canada: Beacon of Light

April 1, 2019

Pierre and Sharon Roux traveled from South Africa all the way to Simcoe, Canada to share the incredible work they are doing with people living in settlements in their country. Pierre heads up ATAIM, a long-time ER partner operating near Cape Town and Beaufort West. Every year, ER Canada holds an annual banquet to bring […]

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Orphans Cheer Water

March 30, 2019

These are exciting days for the kids at Belwop Child Rescue Center in Nyeri, Kenya. The 38 children and staff residing at Belwop have been struggling to get by with expensive – and inconsistent – water delivered by truck. They’ve been hoping and praying for a dependable source of clean water for years. Now that wait […]

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Women Gain New Skills

March 29, 2019

(March 28, 2019) For more than a year, ER has invested into a greater-Manila community with the goal of helping empower women – and entire families – so they can live sustainable and fulfilling lives. After extensive research, interviews and analysis, our staff and volunteers have been pouring into the community in several ways. Now […]

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JAM: A Vision to Develop African Leaders

March 28, 2019

Prior to joining Extreme Response, Alyssa Carrel left Michigan to serve as a short-term volunteer with ER partner Jabulani Africa Ministries in Cape Town, South Africa. Today, she serves as a staff writer and teaching assistant at our South Africa Dream Centre after-school program. By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer I arrived at the Jabulani […]

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Quito Kid: Sara Overcomes Adversity

March 21, 2019

By Robyn Wallace, Quito After-School Program (March 21, 2019) Friendly…sensitive…respectful..shy…generous…fun…responsible. Now we can add “OVERCOMER” to describe nine-year-old *Sara at ER’s school support program in Quito, Ecuador. This past week, we passionately applauded Sara in recognition of her high performance at her school. Sara received a certificate for her achievement. Sara comes from a family […]

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MCH Kids Embark on Right of Passage

March 11, 2019

Remember your teen years? If you’re like most people, you worked really hard to figure out who you were and where you were headed – all while filled with teenage angst and confusion. Now add to that mix that you live in a children’s home because of abandonment, abuse, neglect or a tragedy that left […]

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Generosity Trumps Haiti Turmoil

March 1, 2019

Hunger doesn’t wait for a boat filled with food to arrive. It gnaws at your stomach, leaves you listless and detracts from your ability to learn. That’s especially the case in Haiti where ongoing protests are making food even more scarce while inflating prices. Unfortunately, ER partner House of Hope has 100 mouths to feed […]

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School Packs Reach Kids from Ecuador, Columbia and Venezuela

February 28, 2019

“We are so very thankful that ER was able to partner with us on this. It was beautiful to see the children excited with their new supplies and the moms with tears of joy.” – Oscar Aguirre, Pan de Vida Longtime ER partner Pan de Vida shared some exciting news regarding ER’s School Pack distribution […]

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