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It’s the Right Time to Focus on Practical Education

Recently CHOICE Nepal hosted the Honorable Mrs. Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal for the Inauguration ceremony of the Agriculture Laboratory Building at the Janakalyan Secondary School at Palung, Makwanpur, Nepal.  The lab will benefit 1,245 students of Janakalyan Secondary School and all the farmers from the community. Students will …

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Collaboration is the Key to Ending Extreme Poverty

The key to ending extreme poverty is collaboration. That’s why CHOICE Peru joined forces with representatives of the Piura Regional Government and the La Arena District Municipality to create an economic self-sufficiency program to benefit the families of four villages in the district of La Arena. Eduardo Pineda, regional manager …

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My Life Took a Turn When I Met CHOICE

Resham Khadka lives in rural Nepal with his wife and three children. Like many young people in this area, when he turned 18 he went to the Gulf countries as a migrant laborer working in different countries and sending money home for his family. The money helped them survive, but there …

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Zero Options

Teresa has gone to Guatemala several times on humanitarian expeditions with Smiles for Life. Before her latest trip, she saw a TV segment that showed people working in a developing country and they had brought reusable feminine hygiene products. That sparked an instant awareness. She realized that, though she travels frequently, she has …

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Bolivian Artisans Create Textiles Using Skills Passed Down Through the Generations

Five hours from the city of La Paz is the Municipality of Moco Moco. The majority of the communities in this are dedicated to the breeding of llamas and alpacas for the purpose of keeping alive a craft that is generations old. Luisa Quispe and her grandson Pedro live in …

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Defeating the Odds – One Duck at a Time

Consider a life-changing moment you experienced. Who was there? What was it like? How was the course you were traveling altered? On my most recent expedition to the small community of Pampa de los Silva, Peru, I met a cohort of women whose lives were changed by a small group …

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"I felt like wow!"

Every girl in the world deserves an education, safety, and dignity. That includes access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene products and awareness about health as it relates to the female body. For the millions of women living in extreme poverty, sanitary supplies and education about reproduction are not part of their …

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Africa Volunteer Vacation – Trip of a lifetime

To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, my wife Cindy and I wanted to do something meaningful and fun, so we chose a volunteer vacation. We traveled to Africa with a purpose in mind – to help build a school in Mungano, a small village outside Mombasa, Kenya. It turned out to …

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A True Giver Seeks to Help Others Find Their Potential

Kritika Poudel is one such a person. As a wife and mother, she was no stranger to giving all she could, however, it was not always enough. At age 17, Kritika’s parents arranged her marriage to a boy from a neighboring village in Nepal.  Kritika and her newlywed husband, Nawaraj, …

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Bean to Bar, Making a Difference

One day isn’t enough. National Chocolate Day is only one day a year. Luckily every day you can enjoy premium chocolate from farmers in partnership with CHOICE. And when you purchase this chocolate, a portion of the profit provides these farmers access an agricultural specialist.   Source link

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