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Empowering the children- Philippines

Spotlight Guys! Could these little faces get any cuter?! I am so obsessed with all the innocence, beauty and colors in this picture! Like, I totally wanna bring all these kids home and just love them- but I am sure their parents wouldn’t appreciate that, hahaha. Today in our spotlight is our Kid’s Summer Camp in Masville Village Paranque, Philippines. The camp holds 18 girls and 13 boys between the ages of 5-12. All of the children are from families considered “Class C” and “Class D” as per poverty measurement guidelines provided by the Filipino government. This means that they live below  ...

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Meet the Bhujel family

On the banks of the Manohara River in Kathmandu, Nepal, lives 12-year-old Samjhana Bhujel and her family. Samjhana has two sisters, ages 10 and 5, and one younger brother, just 6 months old. When our local partners first met this girl, she was in a desperate state. Lacking the basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter, this child and her family struggled to survive. Her father fought to provide for his family, collecting plastic and glass bottles from garbage bins in an effort to earn a living. However, it wasn’t enough. Lacking nutritious food and proper care, the children  ...

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UTHF 365 Program: How You Can Make a Difference

I want you to imagine for a moment that you’re living in a village in the Philippines. Typhoon season has come through, and your whole village is wiped out. It happens at least every other year. Your home is completely destroyed. All of your food reserves are now gone. You have three young children—seven, five, and three years old—who are now hungry and cold.

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Stories of Hope in Asia

Journey with us to a remote village of Thailand named Hua Hia. This Hill Tribe region, north of Chiang Mai is home to about 80 families. Ajar Mos, a pastor in the area, has been visiting one of these families every month for some time now, delivering food. This family struggles to put food on the table as it is difficult to find paying work. Receiving food allows them to worry less about where their next meal will come from while the father of the house strives to look for work. They are beginning to have hope in the midst of poverty and are very thankful every time Ajar Mos comes to  ...

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Stories of Hope from Thailand to the Philippines

Near the heart of the island nation of the Philippines, a region known as Metro Cebu is home to over 2.5 million people. Over 40% of Metro Cebu’s population, or 1,000,000 people, live far below the poverty line. With the help of the USANA True Health Foundation, Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF) is able to equip its partners on the ground to distribute food to 166 families each month. The work in this region provides hope to children and families who feel trapped in their life situation and unable to move beyond life on the streets. One of these families, a mother and daughter, literally live  ...