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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Nearly 5,000 families displaced by violent conflict in Myanmar’s Kachin State are coming out of hiding. Unfortunately, no one is ready for them.

Camps for displaced persons are already at capacity and are not equipped for such a large influx of families.

Terrified by the spread of armed conflict, families fled their home villages. Until recently, they have been hiding deep in the forests. Exhausted and disoriented from their time on the run, they are leaving the relative safety of the forests in search of shelter, food, and care.

Arriving in already overcrowded displaced person camps, parents and children are further traumatized as they discover, after all they have been through, that shelter, food, and other supports are not available.

In the more than 10 years we have been helping families in Myanmar overcome adversity and poverty, the current situation is beyond anything we have seen. In response to the crisis, we have found a way to significantly increase the help we provide.

We need your help to make it happen.

When matched, your generous gift of $50 becomes $200. A gift of $75 becomes $300. A very generous gift of $100 becomes $400!

Your gift today will help provide the shelter and other assistance families displaced by violence so desperately need right now.


Friday, July 6, 2018

Hope comes in many forms.

For Marie, a mother in the Ubangi Mongala region of Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo, hope arrived in the form of a small fish called Tilapia.

Marie and her children were descending deeper into poverty. Despite Marie’s best efforts, her family was stuck in a hopeless situation.

Fortunately, hope arrived when Marie learned about Tilapia and fish farming. After participating in a training session and witnessing the success other families had achieved through fish farming, Marie decided raising Tilapia for food and income was how she would lift her family out of poverty.

In fact, Marie was so convinced fish farming would save her family she moved them to a piece of land on the outskirts of her small village, built a new thatch hut, and hand dug a huge pond for the Tilapia that would transform her family.

Marie’s determination, along with the initial support she received, enabled her family to begin their journey to self-reliance. Today, Marie is a leader in her community and is helping other families lift themselves out of poverty through fish farming like she did.

Help other families like Marie's.