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Hot From the Greenhouse

Hot From the Greenhouse

Fresh off the vine Our greenhouse project with ACEFOMI is going great! The women of this local association have been working hard to make this project a success. They built a greenhouse, attended seminars, took classes, and collaborated with various groups to learn...

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Nong

Nong

When we first started visiting Yaai we didn't yet know Nong. Our main focus was on taking care of Yaai and her two grown kids who lived with her. An elderly neighbor would occassionally come over to see what was going on when we were there, but she didn't hang around...

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Dam

Dam

We walk into the yard of a village home, a patchwork of tin, wood, and bamboo. "Dam" (pronounced dAHm),  a member of a small village in Buengkan Province, rises from her bench to greet us. She is a single grandmother raising her three grandchildren. Dam has, like many...

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Bringing Career Dreams to Life

Our student scholarship program in Guatemala has provided kids and young adults an otherwise unavailable opportunity to complete their studies. Many of these past students have returned home to pursue their dream of better serving their communities.    A...

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Seeds of Hope Taking Root

Seeds of Hope Taking Root

Snapshots of the greenhouse in Chajul, Guatemala from start to finish!  What a journey! Local leaders in Chajul maintained hope and optimism all the way from the idea of a community greenhouse to the physical creation of it. Your donations, a matching donation from...

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Bun Mee

Bun Mee

The day we arrived at the house, her niece greeted us in the yard. She lives with her son, who was away visiting the doctor. He has cancer and is often away working or receiving cancer treatments. Bun Mee was feeling unwell that day but she would be glad to see us. At...

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Nang Wanni and Fon

Nang Wanni and Fon

Nang Wanni is a 74 years old mother to three grown children. She also acts as secondary caregiver to her two grandchildren. Nang Wanni's husband passed away some time ago, and all but one of her children has moved away. Her son lives nearby and has two children. He...

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Pa Ruay

Pa Ruay

"Pa Ruay" lives in a small village in the Kok Khong district, sometimes alone and sometimes with her son who struggles with alcohol. Her husband died about 20 years ago. While her home is small and simple it provides shelter from the sun, winds, and rain. We found Pa...

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Bringing Electricity to Pal

Bringing Electricity to Pal

Electricity is something many take for granted, and I'm willing to guess most of us have never really gone without it. Until fairly recently the people of Pal would tell you a different story.  Today the village of Pal is home to about 100 familes. During the Civil...

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Thailand Protests

Starting around June or July and escalating rapidly this past month, there have been mostly student-led protests around the country, primarily in Bangkok. The protestors are primarily calling for Prime Minister Pratuth to step down, re-examine the constitution and...

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Adopt an Elder In Need

Adopt an Elder In Need

Elders in rural vllages live in conditions that you would not commonly see in western cultures. Not to say one is right and one is wrong, but they are both indeed vastly different from each other. When I close my eyes and think of my grandma, I envision her in her...

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