It’s pitch-black when Aura leaves home at 4:30 a.m. She sets off on a brisk hike down the steep dirt roads that lead to the bus stop in her remote village. She moves quickly to catch the early bus to Guatemala City.
It’s Saturday, and most of her friends are still asleep. All is quiet except for the occasional rumble of the nearby Pacaya Volcano.
Former sponsored child Shirly Alvarado lives in one of the impoverished zones at the margins of Guatemala City. Her community was formed by people termed “land invaders.” It’s a negative phrase that hits close to home: Shirly’s father had to become an “invader” – or squatter – when they didn’t have another place to live.
February 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in partnership with the World Environment Center (WEC), is pleased to announce open registration for the first Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Innovation Challenge today, February 12, 2014.
School Feeding Programs in Zambia Help Improve School Attendance While Meeting Nutritional Needs
Kansas City, MO, December 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Representatives from schools in Lusaka, Zambia, gathered at a joyful ceremony in Kanyama to thank Children International and Children International sponsors for the assistance their students have received through the School Feeding Program.