Donald Ross and his family will be walking to help protect innocent kids from human trafficking on Saturday, May 11. But instead of trekking five kilometers alongside the 2,000+ participants expected at the Free Them 5k/10k in Seattle that morning, they’ll be supporting the cause from 130 miles away in their coastal hometown of Westport. Donald and his wife Debbie… Continue Reading »
When we met 12-year-old Tong, she had not been to school for two years and was working on her parents’ rice farm in rural Laos, near the Thai border. Her ...
This is part one in a three part blog series exploring World Concern’s microcredit program in Haiti. Consider this a little ‘behind the scenes’ look at how your generosity is ...
As I visited our work in villages in Laos with my wife, I was reminded more clearly than ever that basic hygiene and sanitation just doesn’t exist in some places ...
What if your family spent less money on Christmas gifts this year? What if you focused more on giving and helping others instead? What if you did something amazing, like ...
Customers at Campbell-Nelson Volkswagen and Nissan in Seattle might be hearing, “Baaaa!” rather than, “Ho, ho, ho!” this holiday season. That’s because owners Kurt and Craig Campbell wanted to do ...
Quietly, a crisis is brewing in Haiti. You likely have not heard about it. It rarely makes headlines or even surfaces in mainstream media. It currently affects 6.7 million people, or about two thirds of the country’s population. And it is getting worse. At the center of this crisis is one of humanity’s most basic needs—food. In Haiti, as of… Continue Reading »
In my travels, I experience all kinds of environments, from tropical jungles to barren deserts. Yet no other place has left such a deep impact on me as northern Somalia (also known as Somaliland). We traversed an elevated plateau, ringed by mountains, known locally as the Ogo. Were it not for the intense heat, I would have believed we were… Continue Reading »
When we met 12-year-old Tong, she had not been to school for two years and was working on her parents’ rice farm in rural Laos, near the Thai border. Her family of 9 is often hungry. As the 3rd oldest child, she feels it is her responsibility to help her siblings survive. So, Tong was considering going to Thailand to… Continue Reading »
Last month we told you about thousands of innocent families who were forced to flee their homes because of fighting in Northern Myanmar. These families arrived in overcrowded camps with nothing. People were sleeping outdoors in the cold and children were sick. Many of you stepped up and donated. Here are some photos just in from our staff in Myanmar… Continue Reading »
This is part three in a three part blog series exploring World Concern’s microcredit program in Haiti. If you missed part one and two you can read them here and here respectively. Thank you for reading! As we have seen throughout this blog series, microcredit is a tool that can provide opportunity to the poor who often lack access to… Continue Reading »
This is part two in a three part blog series exploring World Concern’s microcredit program in Haiti. If you missed part one, you can read it here. Please keep visiting the World Concern blog in the coming days for part three. The majority of Haitians earn their livelihoods by operating a small enterprise but are left without an equitable option… Continue Reading »
Thoeum Thaiy came across World Concern’s Free Them 5k while looking for his next race. A friend had encouraged him to start running, and he’d completed his first 5k in March of 2012. He knew that registering for another event would keep him hitting the pavement. That’s when he heard about the Free Them 5k. “The cause really resonated with… Continue Reading »
This is part one in a three part blog series exploring World Concern’s microcredit program in Haiti. Consider this a little ‘behind the scenes’ look at how your generosity is used to provide real opportunities for Haitian small business owners. The aim of this series is to provide you with a deeper understanding of how microcredit actually works in this… Continue Reading »
World Concern makes providing clean water to communities that lack this life-saving resource a top priority. Recently, we visited the Southeast Department of Haiti and saw the direct link between disasters and the need for clean water. We joined Bunet, World Concern’s Disaster Risk Reduction Coordinator, on this trip to Grand Gosier to see how we are providing clean water… Continue Reading »
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- Why we help in places like Somalia August 3, 2011
- World Concern’s Haiti Director: We Need Help Now January 14, 2010
- Kindergarten Humanitarian Raises $3,641 For Haiti Earthquake February 1, 2010
- Grow your own sack garden April 14, 2011
- Westport family plans “virtual” 5k 130 miles away April 30, 2013
- Food insecurity & the silent crisis in Haiti April 17, 2013
- Life without water in Somalia April 15, 2013
- Tong and Duangmany, two young girls now safe from traffickers April 11, 2013
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