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A Solution for Much-Needed Clean Water Donor
By | Feb 03, 2016

Most people know the experience of temporarily living without clean water – whether as a result of a plumbing problem, power outage or dry well. Now take a moment and think about water a couple thousand miles away.

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Banking on Garbage to Transform Communities in Indonesia Staff
By Sagita Adesywi, ChildFund Indonesia | Feb 03, 2016

With one of the world’s largest populations, waste management there is an ongoing challenge, even in affluent areas.

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New Friends at a Child-Centered Space in Guinea
By Arthur Tokpah, ChildFund Guinea | Jan 05, 2016

“I played alone,” says Alhassane, a 12-year-old boy from a village in Guinea. “I couldn’t go to school often, because my presence in class would make the other children not pay attention to the lessons.”...

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Once-Fertile Lands Turned Dry
By Tenagne Mekonnen, Regional Communication and Administration Manager, Africa | Dec 29, 2015

There had been no harvest, and the livestock were cruelly thin. Once-fertile lands were now dry and filled with dust.

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An Ethiopian Mother: “I Don’t Know What Is Waiting for Me Tomorrow” Staff
By ChildFund Ethiopia’s local partner staff in Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region | Dec 29, 2015

Kefyalech’s family is not alone. Poor rainfall over two growing seasons has limited the number of crops, and El Niño is delaying rainfall now.

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Training the Next Generation in Timor-Leste Staff
By Lynda Perry, Staff Writer, with reporting by Alcina Nunes, ChildFund Timor-Leste | Dec 22, 2015

"Young people like me are the future of the nation," says 20-year-old Leandro of Timor-Leste, located on the island of Timor in the Malay Archipelago north of Australia.

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A Culture of Protection for Children in Ethiopia Alumni
By | Dec 14, 2015

Sofia, 14, has a friendly smile and an air of confidence. She is the chairperson of the student parliament in her school in central Ethiopia. When she grows up, she hopes to be a doctor. But not long ago, this dream was about to disappear.

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An Early Marriage Near Miss Staff
By ChildFund Sierra Leone | Dec 10, 2015

Whenever Fatmata was out of school or finished with her chores of the day, you could find her with her best friends: books.

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Encouraged by Her Sponsors, Else Pursues Nursing in Indonesia Alumni
By ChildFund Indonesia | Dec 07, 2015

Else, who lives in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province, is a nursing school graduate and has been sponsored since she was a child.

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How Guinea’s Traditional Healers Saved Lives
By Arthur Tokpah, ChildFund Guinea | Dec 03, 2015

Traditional healers in Guinea provided help in public awareness campaigns during the Ebola outbreak. Baba Galle is a well known traditional healer who sees patients weekly from villages in Guinea’s Dalaba province, which was seriously...

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