Dana Owens

Dana Owens

Fourteen Life Lessons from Belaya Kholunitsa Orphanage in Russia

The Ministry Centers in Russia collectively serve as a “home away from home” for orphaned youth, young adults, and their young families. When orphaned children “graduate” from the orphanage at age 16, they are often left with no resources because they have not been taught how to survive outside of the orphanage when they are …

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Genet the Entrepreneur

As a parent, not being able to feed your children is heartbreaking. Seven years ago, Genet and her daughters were starving. When Genet could not provide food for her daughters, Rahel and Mihert, she felt hopeless. The grief that she experienced was immense, and she stated that she would rather die than to see her …

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Giving Thanks for Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are combatting malnutrition in Uganda! Today we are thankful for a Thanksgiving favorite, and how it is nourishing vulnerable children in Uganda with vitamin A and vitamin C. With the financial support of a Kellogg Company, Children’s HopeChest has worked to alleviate hunger for thousands of children not only in Uganda, but also …

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The Aluminum Saucepan Project

The Bukedea CarePoint in Uganda is making leaps toward sustainability with an aluminum saucepan project! This project focuses on local development and job creation, training CarePoint children and their guardians to make these saucepans. Training the children and guardians not only provides them with an income-generating skill, but it also gives them confidence, a sense …

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Kostroma – Interview with Yana A.

Our passionate staff in Russia are absolutely integral to our success in the three regions that we serve. Each of our Ministry Centers are made up of staff members who are committed to embracing orphan graduates and vulnerable individuals. The Ministry Center staff make a “home” for these children, surrounding them with safety, strength, and …

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Mushroom to Grow in Murole, Uganda

CarePoints transform lives and generations of individuals. Orphaned and vulnerable children are embraced at CarePoints, and so are their guardians! Many CarePoints have special programs for guardians to gain financial education and in some cases, employment! By including the children’s families in their transformative process, HopeChest is affecting whole families, who in turn pour into …

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