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What does a desperate child do while he waits for a sponsor? He thanks God for your “shelter” gift, providing a place of refuge from abuse, poverty, malnutrition, exploitation ¬– even war. We’re doing our best to find sponsors…in the meantime you can help us start them on the road to bright futures while they wait!

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Category:Education & Spiritual Life

05/23/18 By:

“How do I know that Kids Alive’s work really makes a difference?” This was the question I was asked recently by one of our faithful, committed child sponsors. And it is an important question! Every person who supports Kids Alive’s work has the right to know how their gifts are being used to ensure long-term transformation in the lives of vulnerable children, their families and communities. This is the same question that we have been asking ourselves, too – and so we have been gathering data from our children’s homes, schools and care centers in different countries around the world to explore the impact our work is having. The results are striking. In Dominican Republic, for example, we have found … Read more

Grandson Takes Care of Family

05/23/18 By:

Thirteen-year-old Kevin lives with his aging grandmother in a tiny, dilapidated hut in a rural Kenyan village. At least, Kevin calls her his grandmother. The reality is, he has no blood relative that is able or willing to take care of him and meet his needs. Kevin has no birth certificate either – which means that, according to the law, he has no rights. Right now, he can’t even sit his elementary school exams. And to cap it all, Kevin and his “grandmother” are being threatened with eviction from the small plot of land they live on – even though they simply have nowhere else to go. In Proverbs 31:8, we are called to “Speak up for those who cannot … Read more

05/15/18 By:

The steep mountainside in Manchay, Peru, is covered with a multitude of ramshackle huts clinging precariously to the rocky slopes. The higher up the mountain you live, the bleaker the terrain becomes – and the poorer you are. Margarita has lived in Manchay for eight years, arriving here after the sudden death of her husband. She was pregnant with her fifth child at the time. Living on the mountain in a hovel with no electricity or running water – and with five hungry mouths to feed on very little income – she soon became desperate. Wiping tears from her eyes, Margarita shares with me how everything was transformed for her family: “When I came to Kids Alive, I had no … Read more

Rescue and redemption in 2017

12/04/17 By:

2017 has been a really important – and very encouraging – year for Kids Alive. This first year of our second century of ministry has provided us with some exciting new opportunities for helping some of the most needy and traumatized kids in the countries that we serve around the world. We’ve been able to provide comfort and healing for children and families who are experiencing the effects of many types of crises: war, famine, fires, floods, and disease. We’ve increased educational opportunities for thousands of children through upgrading our school classrooms, vocational facilities, and teaching programs, and worked with local governments to help create policies and solutions that protect children from exploitation and abuse. We’ve seen lives radically changed … Read more

Here’s what “thriving” looks like in Kenya!

02/06/17 By:

Being an organization that is “growing and thriving” is one of Kids Alive’s three core commitments as we enter our second century of ministry. And, as I conclude a three-day, whirlwind visit of our Kenya programs, I am encouraged to see how our children and staff in this poverty-stricken country are living out this commitment on a daily basis. Our children in Kenya come from the toughest of backgrounds. They come to us hurting, bewildered, and bruised as a result of the suffering they have experienced through being orphaned, abandoned, abused, hungry, or sick. Yet the sense of joy that exists in our family-style homes and school in Kenya is inspiring. Smiles, singing, and laughter abound. The progress that many … Read more

Shining God’s love in the darkness

01/16/17 By:

We live in an increasingly fragile and unstable world. According to the UN, almost 93 million people in 33 countries will need humanitarian aid this year. The number of refugees globally now stands at its highest level ever. Trafficking, abuse, poverty, disease, and hunger remain constant threats to so many vulnerable people across the globe. In 2017, Kids Alive will be there, working in some of the darkest places of the world – to follow Jesus, offer excellent care and support, and share eternal hope with vulnerable children and their families. We remain committed to serving in South Sudan, now ranked as one of the world’s poorest and most dangerous countries following a brutal three-year civil war. Our focus remains … Read more

The amazing God of grace and hope

04/06/16 By:

Earlier this week, I spent a morning back in the classroom. The setting was an International Studies class at Valparaiso University, where I had been asked to talk with the students about the need for nonprofit organizations to be transparent, accountable, and operate with integrity as they connect with their donors and supporters. The students and I engaged in some lively, healthy discussion! As part of my talk, I explained to the students that one of the hallmarks of Kids Alive International is the pursuit of excellence – and this means we feel a responsibility to share with our supporters the impact that their gifts have on the lives of orphans and vulnerable children. And I was pleased to be … Read more

New School Year, New Students…the Same Goals!

10/18/14 By:

Brent Hamoud, one of our missionaries in Lebanon, reports from south Lebanon on the start of the new school year at the New Horizons Center, which provides an education, care, and the love of God in a community that is marginalized and lacks access to schools or health facilities: This week kicked off another year at the New Horizons Center literacy program with a group of new students.  These children come from Lebanon’s most marginalized Gypsy and Bedouin communities.  Each of them faces extreme challenges that prevent an opportunity to experience formal learning; our program is perhaps their last chance to receive a basic education.  And basic it is.  The first week has been spent with practical lessons on washing … Read more

Every Child Deserves a Promising Future…

09/15/14 By:

Kids Alive is passionate about seeing every girl and boy that we care for reach their full potential. To help accomplish this, we provide quality school programs in some of the communities where we work, not only for our residential children but also for others in the community. Join us this week in praying for our expanding school programs, our committed teachers – and the amazing children that we serve – around the world! Monday, September 15th: Amazing fact – our school in Lebanon serves children from TEN different nationalities! We are currently expanding the number of classrooms in the school to support children from the growing population of Syrian refugees. The new school year in Lebanon starts next week. Pray … Read more

Teaching a Life Skill

08/22/14 By:

Our Peru Service team was honored to help get a new sewing machine, which is now part of the legacy of Dresses for Orphans!  We’re teaching life skills to our Peruvian girls. 14-year-old Vanessa learned how to make an A-line skirt, by making her own pattern! Read more

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