“I have never enjoyed a party like this”

Many street children in the Lalitpur district of Nepal rely on finding enough rags or plastic to collect in any one day to survive. If they don’t find enough, they go hungry. Continue reading

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The story of the three trees – God’s plan for Kampala’s poor children

“The next time you feel down, because you didn’t get what you wanted, sit tight and be happy because God is thinking of something better to give you.” extract from ‘The Story of the Three Trees’. Continue reading

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‘Pablo’ and Ploughmans: Christmas Parties for all ages

Viva supporters at two churches in the UK explain how they raised funds for our Christmas Parties program, and why they feel passionate about an initiative that inspires lasting change in the lives of children at risk around the world. Continue reading

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Back in class after the typhoon

Travelling to the capital, Manila, to look for a job as a katulong (housemaid) – that seemed the only real option available for Jane, a 17 year-old from a small town in East Samar, the poorest district of the Philippines, and a place devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Continue reading

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Crafts and Collective Action in Latin America

El Salvador is one of the smallest but most densely populated countries in Central America. It also has one of the highest violent crime rates. Seventy per cent of children report being abused in their own homes, so it is perhaps unsurprising that so many of them choose to live on the streets instead. Continue reading

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Kampala city-wide programme is a beacon for safer communities

“Creativity is not a solitary process. It happens within networks… when talented people get together, when idea systems and mentalities merge.” David Brooks Continue reading

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