Stories of impact

from around the world
Renosha, a girl in Sri Lanka

Learning to cope at 15

Renosha was 15 years old when her mother died. As a young girl living in Sri Lanka, she didn’t know who she would live with next. Her father was still
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Children from South Africa, Amahle and Siyanda,

The Gift of Being Together

Amahle and Siyanda, like many children, find great joy in the simplest things. For Amahle, a 12-year-old girl, it’s playing netball with her team at school. For 8-year-old Siyanda, it’s riding
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Rukhsana with her son

More Than an Education

When girls receive an education, an entire society benefits. But barriers like poverty, teen pregnancy, and child labor may keep about 20 million girls from attending school, according to data
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Father with foster child in Moldova

New Look – Same Vision

We have a bold vision for children worldwide and are thrilled to share our new brand with you. “We envision a world where every child thrives in a loving family,
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Unlikely Pen Pals

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, culture and language, but
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South African father

A father’s will to provide

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 four children. The Mvelase family lives
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Cathy child sponsor

“No one should be alone.”

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 a difference for kids at home
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Moldovan children with food

Not an Easy Life, but a Full One

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 come by between her part-time work
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I gave, Jesus multiplied

Feeding the multitude. Based on John 6:1-13. By Eileen Neave Purkeypile, Director of Marketing & Development Can you imagine being the boy with the 5 loaves and 2 fish? It
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