Floods in Illinois

Tremendous rainstorms hit northern Illinois and Indiana in April causing some of the worst flooding in Illinois history. Jayna (11), Tanaya (7), and their mother Lakeisha were evacuated from their basement apartment in Hammond, Indiana, just before the floodwaters poured in. When they returned home, they found six inches of water throughout the apartment. To make matters worse, the water was heavily mixed…

Hope in Peru

Nelly is 24 years old and lives in a situation of extreme poverty. She has four young children of ages 11, 8, 5, and a baby of 7 months. This situation makes it difficult for her to work regularly. Nelly washes clothes occasionally in order to provide for her children and herself. Her companion has a construction job but does…