27 01, 2012

Children’s Ger School an “Oasis”

By | 2017-11-23T01:12:05+00:00 January 27th, 2012|

38 students are enrolled in the Children’s Ger School. Amistad provided the paint for their cheerful schoolhouse. Mongolia: Thanks to Amistad, Children’s Ger School (CGH) is an “oasis in a desert of deprivation,’ reports American volunteer Dr. Ann Altman. CGH sits in an otherwise harsh drab ger (yurt) settlement sprawling rapidly [...]

20 01, 2012

Businesses Need to be More Human

By | 2017-11-23T01:12:51+00:00 January 20th, 2012|

Corporate social responsibility assumes a whole new meaning with the risk of instability rising in the absence of economic empowerment and sustainability. The unkempt alleyways of Kalighat in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata remain dank and dark — even by day — like those in crowded metropolises across much [...]

18 01, 2012

Auntie Paula Leen: “They Are My Children…”

By | 2017-11-23T01:13:22+00:00 January 18th, 2012|

By Merikay McLeod What does a church secretary do when she retires and celebrates her 68th birthday? One such secretary—Paula Leen of Portland, Oregon—took her life savings and donations from two friends and started an orphanage in the east African country of Zimbabwe, where one in five children are AIDS [...]

16 01, 2012

The Lord Has a Sense of Humor

By | 2017-11-23T01:13:58+00:00 January 16th, 2012|

This week we had a strategic planning meeting and one thing that stood out for all of us is that it was hard for us to make the commitment to come and work at Lambano (As the wise one—Lyn said we all came kicking, screaming), but the Lord changed our [...]

9 01, 2012

Hundreds of Girls Escape Mutilation

By | 2017-11-23T01:14:39+00:00 January 9th, 2012|

By Nick Oluoch and Patrick Muthuri Over five hundred girls will be forced to spend their Christmas in rescue camps after being forced to hide, to avoid being forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Iscah Aoro, the chairperson of Migori Community Negative Traditional Practices Mitigation Organization (MICONTRAP) said the [...]