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Pushing Back Against Child Marriage

Child marriage, marriage that takes place before the age of 18, creates vast vulnerabilities in young girls all over the world. However, sub-Saharan African countries have some of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. In low-income countries, families often feel that marrying off their daughters is the only way to ensure their …

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The Importance of Mental Health in Community Transformation

This article was written in collaboration with Tom Jennings. _ We all want to be healthy – in mind, soul, and body. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as, “a state of well-being in which the individual is aware of their own abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively …

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How Does HopeChest Support Education Around The World?

This article was written in collaboration with Tom Jennings. _ Education is critically important in the lives of young, developing people. It is also vital to the transformation of a community. Many times, in impoverished communities, we see that education, or the lack thereof, makes a major difference in people’s lives. So, one of the …

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Building Capital, Building Lives

Part of building a healthy community is nurturing its economy in the long-term. That’s the goal of a Village Savings and Loan Association program! VSLA programs offers a place for guardians of CarePoint children to secure funding for starting a small business. Offering secure and and accessible savings to loan from for entrepreneurship not only …

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How a CarePoint’s Quick Catch May Have Saved This Young Girl’s Life

Disclaimer: In accordance with Children’s HopeChest Child Protection Policy and standards, the child’s name in this story has been altered to protect their privacy. Caring For All One of the major responsibilities of CarePoints is looking after the health of the children they serve. In many areas, medical care can be scarce and expensive. For …

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Three Success Stories From The Cuyotenango CarePoint

The Cuyotenango CarePoint is one of HopeChest’s Guatemalan CarePoints, located in the southwest region of the country. Families in Cuyotenango often struggle to acquire income and adequate nutrition- the chronic malnutrition rate in the region is 33%. However, due to HopeChest’s efforts to implement a Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) and a chicken coop …

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