BRAZIL – Every 30 seconds, another person is trafficked. This week, thousands of young people are taking to the streets in Brazil to march against abuse. Will you stand with us in the fight against trafficking and help those who need it most? Continue reading March against abuse
LIBERIA – When Edith Zaizay fled her home in Liberia amid war more than 20 years ago she saw a scene that broke her heart—a baby along the side of the road nursing beside her lifeless mother. See how she turned this roadside tragedy into hope for hundreds of orphans along with some support from Operation Blessing.
Continue reading Birthed out of war: Hope for orphans in Liberia
JAKARTA, Indonesia – It may only be a small 9×9 room, but it holds some pretty big dreams.
Though this one-room classroom is surrounded by trash piles and poverty, the children don’t seem to mind. For them, it is a place of hope and learning—and a refuge from their life on the streets.
Many of the students, ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, have never attended school before and cannot read or write. Their days have been spent on the streets scavenging for food, performing as street minstrels, and begging for money to help their families survive hunger and poverty. Continue reading House of study in Indonesia
They are orphaned by conflict, poverty and disease. Abandoned by those too impoverished to care for them, these precious children are left alone on the streets or in the rugged bush—with little hope of survival. Continue reading He Knows My Name
LIBERIA – Elizabeth was just a little girl when tragedy changed her life forever—during a riot in her village in Liberia both of her parents were killed.
For three terrifying days, Elizabeth and her siblings hid in the bush before their aunt was able to get them to safety.
Today, they have a new home at Hope in Christ Orphanage, where they are safe and rebuilding their lives. Continue reading Tragedy forces orphans into hiding
LIBERIA – They are orphaned by conflict, poverty and disease. Abandoned by those too impoverished to care for them, these precious children are left alone on the streets or in the rugged bush—with little hope of survival.
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In Liberia, Mother Edith offers these children a loving home, food and an education. But the mud brick dormitories of her orphanage simply can’t stand up against the rain–and insects and snakes threaten the children while they sleep. They need help. Continue reading What threatens these children at night?
HONDURAS – Linda dreamed of going to school, learning to write her name, even doing homework—but more than that, she just wanted to be loved.
As a young girl Linda worked on a farm in the mountains of Honduras, enduring years of physical abuse until finally rescued by her grandfather. But he died shortly after, and Linda was left to fend for herself.
She wandered the streets, living alone—vulnerable and hungry. Continue reading Called to Love: A home for Linda
When Mary was hungry she had two options: seek help from neighbors, or “pick it” herself…at the local garbage dump. Abandoned by her parents and left to scavenge the dumps for food, the 11-year-old was desperate to find a safe refuge. See how Operation Blessing partners helped make that possible. Continue reading Ugandan orphan rescued from the garbage dump
MYANMAR (Burma) – Her family was told by a “broker” that she would be paid well for working in Thailand. Instead, the young teen was forced to wake at 4 a.m. and work in a meat-packing factory until midnight—no days off, hardly any food, and no pay.
She was a slave. Continue reading Life as a child slave
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – They huddle in the jungles, terrified of those who will capture and hurt them as tribal conflicts rage all around. Little girls like Nessa. And Chantal. And hundreds of others—orphaned, abandoned, and scarred in the worst way. Continue reading Caring for war orphans in the DRC
CHINA – In a remote village in Yunnan Province, large families crowd into small wooden homes—shelters that often leak in the rain and make it hard to keep out the cold of winter. Their only furniture a few simple beds and stools. Their only transportation an ox cart.
In fact, their village is so remote that it cannot be accessed by road. So when Operation Blessing teams packed up a special delivery for the children here, they had to walk to the village. Continue reading Shoes for children in China
Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Lakay ZB Resto Plus is the latest project at the Operation Blessing-supported Zanmi Beni Children’s Home in Haiti. The name translates to “House of ZB Restaurant and More.”
In conjunction with the aquaculture program on the premises, Lakay ZB Resto Plus sells a healthy meal of freshly grilled fish and vegetables, both lunch and dinner, to the community. Continue reading Grand Opening: Lakay ZB Resto Plus