Empowering Women

A Movement is Developing In Quito

August 13, 2019

Following years of compassion and encouragement by staff and volunteers, we’re seeing exciting progress among within the Quito Recycling Community. Members of the Community are becoming small business operators! ER’s Johanna Hildago shares: “We held the first training workshop for entrepreneurs on Aug. 3 at the ER Team House. Topics included Money Management, Public Relations […]

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Overcomers: Girls Learn Life Skills

June 2, 2019

  Last month 11 at-risk girls learned basic sewing at the second Golden Hands Sewing Camp near Manila. The camp provides the girls with life and job skills to help propel them forward. All the girls had to learn to cut patterns and sew, and then make a reversible bag. Here, they proudly show off […]

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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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Family Evicted from the Sidewalk

October 19, 2018

While ER helps hundreds of vulnerable women annually, we focus our blogs on just a few so readers can follow their journeys. The following story updates Gina’s journey, which we introduced in fall 2017.  By Anne Benavidez, ER Asia (Oct. 19, 2018) Gina Tublag was one of the Golden Hands third class of graduates last […]

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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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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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Fanning the Flame

July 31, 2016

By Dawn Carnill   Mrs. Zione Maloni is a widowed mother of eight from a small village in Malawi. She’s also a beneficiary of the Kindle Orphan Outreach Kolezani program. Kolezani means “kindle a fire” and comes from the idea of fanning a small spark into a brightly burning fire. Kindle wants to do just […]

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Gracious, Glamorous Golden Grads

April 7, 2016

By Anne Benavidez, Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program Director Like caterpillars emerging as beautiful butterflies from their cocoons, eight members of the Golden Hands Livelihood Education Program celebrated being the program’s very first graduates. Each of the women wore dresses they made themselves and enjoyed a time of recognition, glamour and thankfulness. The graduation ceremony was […]

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Sowing Hope While Sewing Clothes

March 15, 2016

By Pen Pen Bullo, Extreme Response Asia Staff In today’s short-cut society, there are “life hacks” that teach us quick and easy ways to fix things. But when it comes to lives broken by poverty, abuse, abandonment, oppression, human trafficking and neglect, there are no short cuts, no simple hacks to make things better. Faced […]

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Dunamis Helps Teen Mother Take Steps Toward Healing

January 18, 2016

In Quito, Ecuador, ER partner Dunamis seeks to restore the rights of young women and adolescents victimized by human trafficking. Here volunteer Rebekah Byrnes shares the story of how Dunamis touched the life of one of those young ladies – and how her own life was touched as well. The first day is always a little awkward. […]

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