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Mothers abandoned by abusive, alcoholic husbands face great economic hardships and despair. Scholarships for their children bring hope for a brighter future and a supportive “family” which they so desperately need.
Honduras faces many daunting problems, but when local talent is unleashed it can be a powerful force for positive change. Scholarships for students with a passion to help their communities, combined with funding for student-led projects, will develop future leaders with the skills needed to bring forth a brighter tomorrow.
San Pedro Sula is one of the most dangerous cities in the world due to a strong gang presence, but Jeremías hopes to change that. Using soccer and vocational training, he is transforming the lives of at-risk youth.
Life in the jungles of Cameroon is extremely difficult for girls and women. Physical abuse is common, maternal mortality can be as high as 1 women for every 10-15 pregnancies, and education is a luxury that many can’t afford. Four girls in our program trekked for 3 days through the jungle in hopes of receiving a scholarship.
Agricultural training, access to raw materials and processing equipment, and formation of marketing groups is helping vulnerable women begin their own enterprises and escape physical abuse and malnutrition.
A young man or woman with a university degree can not only take care of him/herself, but can care for desperately poor parents, educate younger siblings, and bring about positive changes in their communities.
Life is exceptionally hard for people in Matungen Village in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Abraham is determined to turn Matungen into a village of hope – one where families don’t go hungry, where children can get an education, where those who are sick can access care, and where job opportunities are ample and diverse.
Though illegal in Kenya, many rural tribes still practice FGM and child marriage to old men. Grace teaches at a high school serving such girls. Due to extreme poverty, they often lack basic needs, like soap, underwear, uniforms and school supplies. She gives them love and support and tends to their basic needs.
Dalit (“untouchable”) and Valayar tribal villages in India have little ability to escape extreme poverty. With a combination of education, health, and economic empowerment programs, 50 tribal villages are on a path to a better future.
Working 14-hour days, 7 days a week at abysmally low pay in garment factories means children are left home alone. At about 40 dollars a month, even “public” schools are not an option. A Cambodian Care school serving the poor brings education and safety to these children.