More than 50 percent of Peruvians live in poverty. Mothers in Peru spend their time directing and performing household duties. This hinders them from working and earning a sustainable income. Mariana is a native Peruvian mother affected by high rates of poverty, gender inequality, and lack of access to education. These are three factors that … More A mother’s chance to prosper
Hello everyone, Thank you for sticking with us as we share our many adventures throughout SE Asia. Although we are home now (and miss traveling already!) we are happy to share more from our trip. Please stay in touch because we have plenty of great stories to share with you. Day 23 – Ubud, Indonesia … More We are home but we have more stories to share from our trip!
Day 18 – Denpasar, Bali We are working with a large cooperative that produces home décor and jewelry while the children are free to roam around their walled community. Some of the men and women work as a couple in a collaborative effort where the woman does the beading and the men do the metal … More Spending time with their families in Denpasar
Day 17 – Denpasar, Bali Met with a group of artisans who produce various type of home decor items using mango wood, bamboo, coconut, cinnamon, and other woods. They use the various materials to create unique patterns that are distinctive and have a feeling of being from an exotic island. Many artisans and their families … More Using Bamboo, Coconut, Cinnamon and other woods to create Home Decor items
Day 6 – Bacolod, Philippines We traveled for more than ten hours around the island today, visiting schools and churches in some of the poorest areas of the country. While visiting the first school, with colorful buildings and children walking about this picturesque scene, there was a group of about 100 students in assembly with … More Helping Children Go to School
Below: Elementary children practicing for a graduation ceremony Day 5 We met with several pastors and their families to discuss their needs and how we can assist. These compassionate leaders want to help the people in their villages but the needs far outweigh the resources. Education for the children is a top priority and the … More Connecting with the local people