How to Help Peru

Destroyed road in peru

Insight from a Dedicated Peace Corps Volunteer Katie Aker recently returned home, unfortunately early, from her Peace Corps volunteering in Peru. Though her and her fellow Peace Corps volunteers were attending a training outside of their remote communities when the flooding began, when the training concluded they were informed that they would no longer be able to return. Due to the…

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The Beginning of Our Annual Scholarship Program

James Ronald Castil, Volunteer for the Visayans College Scholar

Over the years, we’ve seen countless students attend school, and even university, because of the generosity and support of individuals they’ve never met. This alone is inspirational, but paired with the individual stories of each student, the opportunity to provide a scholarship for a student to attend school becomes astronomically more meaningful. And if we consider the long term impact…

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Empowering Young Women in India – The Baale Mane Mission

Young women of Baale Mane in India

Last October we introduced all of you to The Baale Mane, a nonprofit organization based in India that supports and empowers young women to build a brighter future for themselves through education and personal development. We are still inspired by their mission almost a year later, and hence, their recent fundraising initiative has been selected as our August Pledge beneficiary.…

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Building New Horizons for a Family in Ecuador

Yet again Ecuador has been the victim of Mother Nature’s wrath, as two strong earthquakes struck near the nation’s coastline over the weekend. Though damage is suspected to be minimal and there are no reports of injuries yet, we can only begin to imagine the terror these quakes have sent echoing throughout the nation. Still reeling from the twin earthquakes…

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Earthquakes Felt Round the World

Ecuador, Myanmar, Japan, Tonga, Vanuatu, Guatemala, and the Philippines What do these countries have in common? All of them experienced earthquakes in a single week. Yes, that’s right. In the span of just one week, earthquakes were felt (not just measured, but truly felt) by citizens in countries spread across the globe. Though the two earthquakes that struck Ecuador unfortunately…

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Say Hello to the World Uganda, Thanks to PED

In honor of Africa Industrialization Day, we decided it was about time we touch base with our incredible partner, Pangea Educational Development. As usual, PED has a very exciting project in the works in Uganda, and one that is most definitely worth learning more about! Remember when the GoAbroad Foundation rallied supporters to fundraise for a Clean Water Project at St.…

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Fundraising for the People of Syria

Samantha is not your average relief worker. She is not part of some major relief organization like the United Nations or someone with a masters degree in international development. She is a 20-something year old Canadian with a heart for helping others and the spontaneity that has allowed her to travel across the world to places in the deepest need…

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Change the World, One Child at a Time

As poverty rates around the world continue to cause numerous social issues for millions of families, now is the time to step up and make a difference. According to the USAID Campaign to End Extreme Poverty, which expresses the organization’s committment to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, “Since 1990, 700 million people have been able to escape extreme poverty and move…

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May Donor Spotlight – Children Helping Children

After Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, a school teacher in Barcelona, Spain, Mark Paterson, felt drawn to help support relief efforts by initiating a school wide fundraiser at St. Paul’s School. He knew the fundraiser would not only help survivors, of what has been called the worst storm in history, but also help educate his own students about the aftermath,…

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Nepal Earthquake Aftermath: Updates from our Partners

Children in Jharlang Village

After reaching out to our numerous partners in Nepal, we now have a more clear picture of the mass devastation, extreme destruction, and the long road to recovery that lies ahead. Today we would like to share the experiences of our partners, in order to help express the true need in Nepal, as well as illustrate why we are dedicated…

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