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Anna’s Silence

By Kaitlin Yancey Most would agree that Cuenca is a loud city. With clunky buses rattling down the street, dogs barking at all hours of the day, and loud music playing into the night, there's never a dull moment. For Anna, life in Cuenca is a different story. Anna is seven years old...
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Why Therapy Sponsorship Matters

By Colleen Eschenburg Last month a little girl named Hilda Chillogalli was abducted on her way to school in rural Chilcapamba. Her family has been desperately looking for her since and there has been a huge outpour of generous support from the gringo community to help her family. This story is not...
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A Child’s Dream

By Johanna Vaca As the calendar rolls around to Autumn, children across the world are mourning the end of Summer. Busy parents prepare to send their kids back to school armed with new clothes, shoes, and plenty of supplies. And when that first day rolls around, millions of little feet grudgingly tramp...
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A Staggering Need

 Photo courtesy of Frances Hogg Lochow   "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." Forest E. Witcraft,...
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Valdivieso Orphanage Update

By Stephanie Slavin, Vice-President, Board of Directors In North America, we have the concept of “firing a client” when you can no longer serve them---either because their needs have changed, or because they can no longer comply with the practices of your business. Sadly, this concept also applies to not-for-profit organizations. Sometimes, we...
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