Take the Pledge for Access to Healthcare

After looking back over the last month and our previous posts, we are amazed at the work of the August  Take the Pledge beneficiary Association des Femmes Pour la Promotion et le Developpement Endogene’s (AFDPE) to address issues of malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, and education. They are dedicated to their work of improving the lives of local communities in the Democratic Republic of the…

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Take the Pledge for Education

As August comes to a close, there are still more important topics to discuss in order to raise awareness about the work of Association des Femmes Pour la Promotion et le Developpement Endogene (AFDPE) and inspire even more people to Take the Pledge. This week it’s time to focus on access to education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.…

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Take the Pledge Against HIV/AIDS

As we continue in our August Take the Pledge series, we want to explore another challenge the Association des Femmes Pour la Promotion et le Developpement Endogene (AFDPE) works to address: HIV/AIDS. As mentioned last week in the first post of this series, all pledges made this month will go directly to AFDPE, our nonprofit beneficiary for the month of August. The…

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Take the Pledge Against Malnutrition

Association des Femmes Pour la Promotion et le Developpement Endogene (AFDPE) is an organization based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) aiming to empower women, end sexual violence, raise awareness of gender inequality and promote leadership for women, alleviate cultural based suffering for women, promote maternal health, and ensure health and opportunity for children. To support their efforts to…

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What is the Impact of Child Sponsorship?

You are sipping that morning cup of joe while scrolling through your newsfeed in a cozy cafe. The media is reminding you of the flaws of the world and you feel helpless. Is there anything that you can do to make a positive impact without the commitment of going overseas? News flash, there is! A Cause That Always Needs More…

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The Hidden Barriers to Schooling

What is Holding Students Back? Over recent decades, the importance of education for global development has been widely acknowledged and prioritized. Not surprisingly, universalizing primary level education is part of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were initiated in 2000. This focus is well-founded, as education can have a positive impact upon the health, welfare, and productivity of its recipients…

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6 Reasons to Sponsor a Child

Siblings smiling for the camera

Want to change the world? Honor Universal Children’s Day this year, and start with just one life. The GoAbroad Foundation, together with Volunteer for the Visayans, connects international donors with Filipino children in desperate need of help. Stepping up as a sponsor could be your chance to make a heartfelt and genuine difference in the world. Choosing to sponsor a child’s food,…

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Our New Year’s Challenge

The New Year is off to a very busy start for people around the world. Resolutions are being made, goals are being set, and plans are being set into motion to make this year the year to make things happen. Well, the GoAbroad Foundation team feels the exact same way. 2016 is our year to support people in the ways…

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A Window into Our 2015 Holiday Celebrations

Volunteers and local children in the Philippines

The past few weeks have been very busy in our neck of the woods, amidst many palm trees and rice fields. Thanks to all of you, we have enjoyed numerous holiday celebrations with the communities that benefit from our programs. From a Christmas Party especially for all of VFV’s Sponsored Children to Cangumbang’s Community Christmas Party to a Community Grocery…

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Impactful Generosity: A Sponsor Testimonial

Making the decision to sponsor a child is making the decision to build a future for a child you have never met. It is a selfless act, and one that not only changes the lives of each child, but also their family, and consequently, the sponsors themselves. Child sponsorship programs are common across the developing world, but what makes them…

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