War in Ukraine leaves millions displaced


Author: ceri

Unlikely Pen Pals

August 12, 2021


Once a month, a woman in East Texas sends a letter to a little girl in Sri Lanka. The two are separated by oceans, continents, decades...

A father’s will to provide

June 17, 2021


Like most people with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, Shadrack Mvelase receives a disability pension. But it is not enough for a single father raising...

“No one should be alone.”

May 20, 2021


May is National Foster Care Month. CERI is part of the global movement to grow foster care around the world. Here’s the story of one mom making...

Not an Easy Life, but a Full One

March 26, 2021


For Daniela, being a single mother comes with the tough decision of what to prioritize: money or food? Both take time—and time is hard to...

I gave, Jesus multiplied

March 20, 2021


It wasn’t the super organized mom who packs lots of snacks that saved the day. It wasn’t the wealthy businessman from the village...

Father’s Change of Heart Changes Girl’s Future

January 27, 2021


Nakeem*, a Rohingya living in a refugee settlement in India, grew up in a society where men take care of matters outside the home and...

South Africa: Where the Pandemic Never Ended

October 23, 2020


The impacts of COVID-19 on the health and economies of each nation the virus has touched are significant. Yet as members of a shared world...

More Than a Grandparent

September 11, 2020


Like many Sri Lankan women, Shanthaledchumi married at a young age. Though she was legally a child when she became pregnant...

A Family Reborn

August 3, 2020


When Veronica and Ilie’s parents divorced, their mother moved to Moscow and cut off all communication. But Veronica...

Young female refugee making history in India

July 21, 2020


Sitting cross-legged on the floor in a small room, one story below street level, a group of teenagers smile and giggle as they listen to instructions...