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Why We Are Focusing on Family Support

We have learned a lot since our days of just supporting an orphanage. Now we know that the best way to protect children is to help their birth families to be strong and safe wherever possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

Restoration Agriculture as Seen Through a Rice Harvest

Rather than just give money to people, we give them the opportunity to do valuable work, learn more about our natural farming processes and be paid justly for their efforts. What we strive to do is affirm their humanity and, if lost, restore their dignity.

Fat Happy Babies!!!

"Before you started coming to our village, most of the babies born here were skinny, and cried all the time. The babies born since you started caring for these women are so different, they are fat, they don't cry as much, their mothers seem happier taking care of them and they know what to do when they are sick or fussy because you visit and help them learn."

Commonplace Violence

"I don't want to go back," she said, "But what other choice do I have? I have 4 children, they need me to take care of them."

Salaries and ATM Fees

It occurred to me that my "nominal" fee was more than this mom could make in an entire day working

We NEED Partners! Could it be you?

THE PART WHERE WE TELL YOU HOW MUCH MONEY WE NEED, HOW RIDICULOUSLY LITTLE IT TAKES TO DO SO MUCH GOOD, AND COMPARE IT TO HOW MUCH WESTERNERS CONSUME SO THAT THE CONTRAST MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE THIS IS A VERY REASONABLE THING TO ASK.

Abundance!

The children see that they are rich. Their existence is no longer marked by the empty cup extended, full of need. They now see the full cup extended, to give to those who have need.

Family Support Center: Why Names Matter

This has never been an orphanage. It has been a refuge for children in need though. It has been a refuge for families in need. Peace of mind when they couldn't figure out how to make it through together. They trusted us with their beloved offspring for a time, and we have strived to be worthy of that trust.

Ready to Plant

Work on the Charis Farm continues. Our primary obsession in the past month or two has been to prepare the soil at the farm

When Abandoning Your Kids Seems Like the Right Thing To Do

Children's homes should always be considered a temporary solution.