What’s the Difference Between Short and Long-Term Solutions?

International aid is not “one size fits all.” There are many opinions about the benefits and drawbacks of both short and long-term aid. But despite the different views, in much of our work both are needed.

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One Mom’s Impossible Choice – Tiila’s Story

Tiila had a choice to make.

Either she could keep her baby, or give her baby away.

She longed to hold her child, to watch her grow and learn to talk and laugh, but Tiila knew that wasn’t possible. Because if she kept her daughter, her little one wouldn’t survive.

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Salt and Light – A Message of Hope

A devotion from World Concern’s Salt and Light: A Prayerful Journey

These precious children live deep in the mountains of Laos, their village hours away from anything. Each day they battle with poor nutrition, a lack of clean water, and the threat of disease.

And yet they’re smiling and happy. This is the power of hope.

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How Clean Water Arrives in a Village

Do you ever wonder how clean water arrives in a village?

We might hear about a village in need of a clean water well, and a short while later read an encouraging report that a well was built. But what happens in the meantime?

How the construction of a well unfolds might be different than you think.

Keep reading to find out how clean water comes to a community!

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Becoming a Water Warrior – Fiona’s Story

She’s a warrior.

A water warrior, that is!

Fiona, now a high school freshman, raises money to provide water filters for families without access to clean water.

But she wasn’t always so passionate about water filters. So how did Fiona become such a passionate water warrior?

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3 Steps to Clean Water – How Water Filters Change Lives

You may have seen an image of or even given a water filter, but do you know how they work?

In the middle of a clean water crisis, simple water filters are life-saving. They effectively eliminate germs, bacteria, and parasites that cause deadly waterborne diseases.

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Why Access to Clean Water Changes Everything

It’s not always a drought that leads to a water crisis.

Sometimes water is plentiful, but that doesn’t mean the water is safe. Watering holes, rivers, even wells can be just as life-threatening as a lack of water.

See what it looks like to live without clean water (and what you can do to help).

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How One Nurse Is Saving Lives – The 44-Cent Cure

She’s like a ray of sunshine that brightens even the darkest corners of a room.

Laucia is a nurse in the rural village of Bernard, Haiti, and has a smile so infectious you can’t help but smile in return.

But if you saw the health clinic that Laucia runs, you might wonder how she’s able to find such joy.

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Salt and Light – Bithi’s Story of Transformation

A devotion from World Concern’s “Salt & Light: Hope through Transformation

Several years ago, Bithi felt she had no choice but to marry off her young daughter to an older man.

In Bangladesh, single women struggle to provide for their families without the support of a spouse. Bithi did not want to marry off her daughter but could not see another way.

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