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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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Water – “It's something I cannot believe”

Bolivia is located in the center of South America and is rich in natural beauty and culture, but it is one of the poorest countries on the planet. More than 2.5 million Bolivians do not have access to potable water services and another 5 million lack sanitation services.  The government …

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Threads in my Tapestry – Guest Blog Post

When you hear someone say, “I went to Mexico.” What comes to mind? Cruise ships. A picturesque vista. Palm trees. Fruity beverages. Oh, and tropical weather. Yes, all the vacation-y things. You typically don’t imagine your days south of the border to be serenaded by birds and your freezing cold …

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Shout out to Kenya Village Health Workers on World Health Day

Can a rural Kenyan community of thousands of people not living in close proximity take an active role in their health and health-related development issues? The answer is YES if they have a stellar rural community health worker program… and the Kenya government knows that. They recognize that good health …

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CHOICE Humanitarian Working on Peru Flood Relief

In the past three months, heavy rain has caused severe flooding across South America. This flooding has caused extraordinary damage to towns and villages in Peru, where they have received over 60 inches of rain, overflowing rivers and destroying vital water, waste, and transportation infrastructure.  CHOICE Peru was established in …

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CHOICE Humanitarian partners with Microsoft Edge to launch Accent digital literacy tool

Choice Humanitarian in partnership with Microsoft Edge, develop a browser-based literacy solution for women in Guatemala. Extreme poverty is multidimensional and measured beyond income. Some of the additional indicators reflecting acute deprivations are with respect to health, education, and standard of living. But, we know when a community focuses on literacy; …

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