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Sikaab’e Vocational Technical and Training School

Sikaab’e  is a state of the art technical school and it is the only one of its kind in the Polochic Region and provides education and training for farmers and high school students ages 14-18. Increased education and vocational training gives the locals the opportunity to stay in the community, …

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Nueva Concepcion Hospital

Bringing health care to a community that has never had it before is no small task. In December 2014, a new hospital was inaugurated in Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. For the first time, 13,000 people had access to medical care. CHOICE Humanitarian and 23 communities in the Chulac Region joined forces with …

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How can we help?

What is the price of confidence? To one Nepalese entrepreneur, confidence was four piglets and the dedication to reach beyond the life he once lived. The family of Chandra Bahadur was identified by CHOICE Humanitarian as one living in extreme poverty in the village of Bhorletar, Nepal. Although Chandra was a …

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VCBO Architecture Supports CHOICE

On the evening of Friday, September 23, several VCBO team members were invited to attend CHOICE Humanitarian’s Fundraising Gala. The night included a silent auction, dinner, and a live auction. It was a wonderful night full of inspiring stories, excellent music, great food and of course, wonderful company. Before the …

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Susmita's Story

Personal determination is a characteristic highly sought after by CHOICE Humanitarian in its recipients. Susmita Gurung, a CHOICE recipient from Nepal that displayed a high level of personal determination has a story worthy of sharing. Susmita, a 17-year-old girl from the village of Bangre, has a goal to help others …

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Normal Just Ain't Gonna Cut it Anymore

There are people in this world that do crazy, unthinkable things to make the world a better place. Elijah is one of those people doing crazy things. He lives in the Silaloni area of Kenya – outside of Mombasa. Kenya is one of the countries where many people live on …

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They Might Fall Under the Definition of Extreme Poverty, But They Are Not Poor

Our guest blogger today is Teresa Larsen – a dental hygienist, a long time CHOICE supporter, and humanitarian. She recently returned from an expedition to Guatemala with our partner Dr. Roy Hammond with Smiles for Life. This organization trains men and women in extreme rural areas around the world in …

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Women are the Key to Creating Lasting Change

Women are strong. Women are agents of change. Yet women in poor communities bear almost the entire responsibility for providing the basic needs for their families, yet are largely left without resources.  Though we have come a long way, there is still a long way to go. Out of 1.3 …

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Sun Point Wellness Center Offers Counseling to Improve Finances and Relationships

Therapists at Sun Point Wellness Center in Silver Sprins provide couples and individuals with intensive, solution-based financial guidance that directly improves lives. Silver Spring, MD –Licensed Therapist Laura Morse, M.Ed., knows about the complicated psychology of money. When new clients come to her office at the Sun Point Wellness Center …

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A Father's Journey

Benito Vargas has a wife and five children. What he does not have is a left foot or a right arm.  Benito and two other men were helping a local school teacher put the mast of the flag together when they accidentally touched the high voltage electricity cables with the …

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