Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Interview with Masha on 21 Years of Empowering Orphaned Youth in Russia
Interviews Podcast Russia

Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Interview with Masha on 21 Years of Empowering Orphaned Youth in Russia

In 1996, the trajectory of Masha Bodrova's life changed forever. As a young girl, when other children were playing outside,...
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CarePoints are Teaching Us How to Be Good Neighbors
Guatemala Stories of Hope

CarePoints are Teaching Us How to Be Good Neighbors

Nuevo Reto (New Challenge) CarePoint is a ministry of hope for children who have experienced some sort of trauma, abuse,...
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Encouragement for Those Who Have Not Received a Letter
Community-to-Community Personal Impact Russia

Encouragement for Those Who Have Not Received a Letter

We met Vitalik back on a partner visit in 2009 to Kameshkevo Orphanage.  Vitalik had only been at the orphanage...
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What Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Winning the Nobel Peace Prize Means for Ethiopia, Africa, and the World
Ethiopia News

What Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Winning the Nobel Peace Prize Means for Ethiopia, Africa, and the World

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, the Ethiopian Prime Minister. Mr. Abiy was...
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When Mothers Connect, Differences Melt Away
Blog Community-to-Community Ethiopia Personal Impact

When Mothers Connect, Differences Melt Away

We all have emotions and parts of us that are stirred when we see the faces of underprivileged children from...
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Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | How Music is Unlocking the Potential of Children Living in Poverty: Interview with Londiwe Dlamini
Podcast

Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | How Music is Unlocking the Potential of Children Living in Poverty: Interview with Londiwe Dlamini

Do you remember the songs that have transformed your life? The songs that have met you on dark days and...
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How Escaping a Riot Led Me to Work at Children’s HopeChest
Blog Personal Impact

How Escaping a Riot Led Me to Work at Children’s HopeChest

In December of 2010, I had to evacuate a large city in the middle of riot.  As we drove toward...
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“God, Why Have You Sent Me Here?”
Community-to-Community Personal Impact

“God, Why Have You Sent Me Here?”

Each year that I have returned it amazes me how the children remember me! How they hold onto the memories made over just six days a year. These children love the relationship that we are building, as do I!
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The Impact of Visiting an Orphanage for 16 Years
Community-to-Community

The Impact of Visiting an Orphanage for 16 Years

Our continued presence throughout their childhood and into adulthood affords us the opportunities to see the impact all of our visits have made over time.
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Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Interview with Uganda’s Sponsorship and Communications Manager
Interviews Podcast

Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Interview with Uganda’s Sponsorship and Communications Manager

Meeting Simon Okello is a breath of fresh air. He is loved by children at all of our Uganda CarePoints for his lightheartedness, compassion, advocacy, and many many jokes. He has been working with Children’s HopeChest for over seven years and is Uganda’s Sponsorship and Communications Manager. In this position Simon gets to know the most vulnerable children in Uganda’s CarePoint communities and manages the processes of children joining and exiting the sponsorship program. 
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How Village Savings Empowered These 4 Women to be Entrepreneurs
Stories of Hope

How Village Savings Empowered These 4 Women to be Entrepreneurs

What if you wanted to take out a small business loan to start a venture so you could support your family, but the banks in your local community considered your financial status too risky? What if, even if you could get a loan, the interest rate was as high as 24%?
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Three Ways to Celebrate World Letter Writing Day!
Community-to-Community

Three Ways to Celebrate World Letter Writing Day!

Perhaps it feels so special to receive a letter because sending intentional mail hits each of the five love languages. Someone spends quality time writing words of affirmation on something physical that you can touch and open like a gift.   And how much more exciting is receiving a letter when it is from a friend overseas?!
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The Mechanics of Hope: This school provides more than an education
Income-Generating Activities Stories of Hope

The Mechanics of Hope: This school provides more than an education

At many Children’s HopeChest CarePoints, schools are also more than just a place to receive an education. Each layer of support offered at CarePoints builds a foundation of stability. This is especially true in Guatemala at the My Special Treasure Educational Center (MSTEC), which is a Christian school dedicated to providing holistic support for children whose parents work in the local garbage dump.
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Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Interview with Russia’s Country Director
Interviews Podcast

Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Interview with Russia’s Country Director

Today on our podcast we are honored to have the woman who has been with Children’s HopeChest...before it was Children’s...
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How Do You Feel About Change?
Community-to-Community Personal Impact

How Do You Feel About Change?

Prior to this trip we were told we’d be doing “something different.” We wouldn’t be making “Home Visits” but instead, we’d have something called “Community Time” with parents and guardians of the children at Tullo CarePoint. This was something new and totally foreign to us. To say we were disappointed is an understatement.  Reasons had been explained, however, and we were all somewhat willing to “try something new.”
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A Motorcycle Group and an Orphanage in Russia: celebrating partnerships of all kinds!
Community-to-Community Stories of Hope

A Motorcycle Group and an Orphanage in Russia: celebrating partnerships of all kinds!

                                  “Only a life lived for others is worth living.”                                         - Albert Einstein In Russia, many...
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Meet Dairyn, the Woman Leading Pueblo Modelo in Guatemala
Interviews Stories of Hope

Meet Dairyn, the Woman Leading Pueblo Modelo in Guatemala

I would like to  see people living with dignity. Living with the values of the Kingdom of God, with a lot of opportunities  for all and to be a model for other communities. A leafy and stable tree that produces a lot of fruit, that gives many benefits to nature, that produces life and that is a symbol of hope and rest.
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These Peanuts Are Transforming Lives!
Income-Generating Activities Stories of Hope

These Peanuts Are Transforming Lives!

Creamy, chunky, sugar-free, and organic – I’ve tried it all. I’d have to say the peanut butter I now love...
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Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Are You Helping or Harming While Visiting Another Culture?
Podcast

Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Are You Helping or Harming While Visiting Another Culture?

Why doesn’t HopeChest allow travelers to bring bags full of toys to hand out to children? Why are HopeChest trips called “partner visits” and not “mission trips?” Why do we ask travelers to never leave behind money for children or locals? Why don’t travelers build or complete short-term projects while they’re visiting? 
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Meet the Man Who is Overseeing the “Model Villages” in Guatemala
Personal Impact Stories of Hope

Meet the Man Who is Overseeing the “Model Villages” in Guatemala

I love how theology and business are tied together in my day-to-day job and how God has prepared me to accomplish His will in places like Pueblo Modelo in Guatemala.
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The coronavirus pandemic has caused vast food shortages and limited access to adequate nutrition in vulnerable communities around the world. Help Children’s HopeChest move quickly to provide support.