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Summer Camp for Golden Girls

July 6, 2018

By Ann Benavidez, Director, Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program May was a busy month. For the first time we launched a Summer Sewing Camp for girls aging 7-12 years old. Nine girls attended a two-days-a-week class from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for eight sessions. The girls learned hand sewing, basic stitches and how to use a […]

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IT Tender Preps 220 Kids For School

July 6, 2018

We love it when ER partners stretch funds to meet more needs than expected. IT Tender (ITT), which serves the families living in squatter communities and settlements in metro Manila, negotiated hard to turn school funds designed to meet the needs of 164 kids into 220 kids! ITT’s John Coffey shares this: Words aren’t enough […]

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Quito Kids: This Generation is Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

June 29, 2018

Extreme Response has been serving the recycling community in the Quito Dump (AKA Zambiza Garbage Transfer Station) since 1997. We’re excited by the impact we’re witnessing, especially in the next generation. We’re seeing a huge change in self-esteem, educational achievement and entrepreneurialism. Positivity pulses through a community that was once hopeless, boosted mightily through the […]

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MCH Boy Wins Award, Buys Groceries

June 20, 2018

It’s always exciting when a child is recognized for his or her skills. It’s even more exciting when you know that kid has endured a rough start to life and you know every achievement is helping to change his life in a powerful way. That’s why we’re so excited when the boys at the Manila […]

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Teamwork: ER, God’s Little Lighthouse Provide Meals for Kids

June 13, 2018

Have you ever wondered why some kids from high-poverty communities thrive while others don’t? We believe one crucial factor is nutrition, especially among young children whose bodies desperately need healthy food to develop. While we’ve been feeding kids since 1997, we’re now working harder than ever to provide each child in our programs with one […]

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Nutrition is Helping Kids Fight Cancer

June 13, 2018

Imagine learning that your child has cancer and needs treatment at a hospital in a distant city, but you have no resources because you are poor. Out of love for your child, you travel from your home anyway and hope for the best. Many families in the Philippines face this nightmarish situation and become hopeless […]

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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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Bridge Team Mobilizes in South Africa

March 28, 2018

By Nick Carnill ER Africa Short-Term Teams A team from Bridge Church in Miami, Florida recently served with God’s Little Lighthouse and the Dream Centre. The team’s name is an apt metaphor for its work, for they bridged the sizable gap between South Florida and South Africa by strengthening previous established relationships and building new […]

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ER Canada Team Helps Pacoche Families

March 25, 2018

An ER Canada team recently traveled to Ecuador to serve with ER partner Casa de Dios. The team did much in a short period of time, including: – Starting construction on a home for Cirilo, a local man who is partially blind from diabetes – Distributing 150 pairs of shoes for school supplies – Teaching […]

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Building Furniture, Relationships Transforms Recyclers

March 16, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications How do you inspire hope among men who recycle from the trash? Most of these recyclers grew up in abusive conditions at home and while recycling. What can be done to build trust and positively impact their lives? One exciting development is the growth of the Quito Dump Men’s program, […]

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