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Struggle and Hope in the Batey

October 26, 2018

Life on less than $1.90 per day is defined as extreme poverty. Extreme because it deprives its victims of the most basic needs—including an adequate pair of shoes. Extreme because it stretches the limits of what a human being should bear, adding impossible complexity to even the most mundane tasks. There are few places where this...

Help Provide Relief to Victims of Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle as the third-most powerful hurricane ever to make landfall in the U.S. mainland. Michael has ravaged the Gulf Coast and brought torrential rains and flooding to the Carolinas and Virginia, just weeks after those communities were hit with Hurricane Florence. The storm has left hundreds of thousands of...

See how the Simple Gift of Shoes Gives Julio Hope

September 27, 2018

Where’s Julio? A question the teachers at the Hermano Pedro school in Antigua, Guatemala ask often. The answer is usually found in the kitchen, where this mischievous eight-year-old boy likes to hide. After sipping from the milk jug, that is. Beneath Julio’s playful spirit lies the heart of a fighter. He has down syndrome and...