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A Social Distancing Survival Guide

Here’s a short list of resources to help you and your family right now. Many of these we have used personally, and found them useful. We’ve […]

This Entrepreneurial Family Is Thriving With Help from a Savings Group

"Life was hard for my mom and dad raising 5 kids, but they never thought of abandoning us. They worked hard, and harder when they needed to. We always had enough food to eat, enough clothes to wear, never had to be ashamed of being her children. We just weren't rich."

We didn’t have a lot, but we were together.

Part 1: Judah’s family is Lahu, a hill tribe whose members can be found in the mountainous regions of several Asian countries, including China, Thailand, Myanmar, […]

The Faces of Financial Freedom – Saver Friendship Party Photo Essay

This is what it looks like when you gather the members of the different Village Savings and Loan Associations facilitated by the Charis Project into one […]

After Their Mother Died, These Siblings Banded Together to Protect Each Other

When we met her family Ei Phyu had just recently taken all of her younger siblings and 6 month old niece into her care and was struggling to provide for them all. This brave young family was barely holding it together when we started providing nutrition packages for them.

The Story of What Doesn’t Happen When Families Have Support

For a family in crisis it’s not just about not having enough work to buy food to eat. It’s about the debt that a family gets […]

Their Children Get to Go to School, Instead of Work

"If they get to go to school they will have better opportunity in life than their parents. I don’t think they would enjoy doing the work that we do."

Learning to Show Love

"I've been so busy making sure we have food to eat, I never took time to build a bond with my son. I didn't know it was important. My children think I don't care about them. They only see that I'm too busy to spend time with them."

Kay Thi – Alone and Struggling

She took herself to the clinic alone when she was in labor, bringing her 3 year old son with her. The baby was born prematurely. Tired […]

“I Will Raise This Baby”

"I hired a motorbike taxi to cross the border and go to where they were living." She said. "When he saw me, he ran to me right away. So I picked him up and thought, 'From now on I will raise this baby.'"

Helping Children Go Home

They bring food and support to the family, instead of the children having to go out of the family to get the same thing.

What Happens When There is NO Support for Families?

An orphanage should always be the last option for a child. It is the demonstration of evil in the world, the destruction of families, of the failure of society. However, occasionally, it is the least bad option available.