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Missionary Brings Fairy Tale Ending to Children in Haiti Haiti
Sisters Mirlande and Sarah
Oct 15, 2020 -

 

If the story of Cinderella took place in Haiti, Ernesto would be the fairy godmother.

 

How Soap Put a Smile on a Child's Face Sierra Leone
Oct 7, 2020 -
 

When Sarah * got a rash on her skin, there was nothing she could do to get rid of it. She had gotten the rash from the soap she used to bathe and to launder her clothes. 

How a Wedding Dress Company is Supporting Girls in Malawi Malawi
Education is the key is rising above poverty!
Sep 17, 2020 -

In the country of Malawi, there are many barriers to girls who want to get an education. Child marriage is all too common, and more than 46% of girls are married by the time they are 18*. 

HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, and poverty are also significant obstacles. Many girls never even get to attend high school.

6 Ways You Can Encourage Your Sponsored Child Through Letters United States
You can encourage your sponsored child through your letters!
Aug 25, 2020 -

Everyone loves getting a letter in the mail, including the children who receive letters from their sponsors! These children cherish their letters, finding special places to keep them safe or to display them proudly. And they will read and reread them for years to come.

"Why Can't I Breathe?": One Child's Journey to Get a Diagnosis and Survive the Coronavirus Haiti
Miss Magalie helped Taylor get diagnosed and treat her illness.
May 19, 2020 -

Taylor* felt a sudden, severe pain in her chest. She couldn’t breathe. 

He Thought Primary School Would Be the End of His Education - it Wasn't Malawi
Lefani receives his diploma
Apr 29, 2020 -

"The finger of the Lord pointed at me to be the first graduate in our family and no one bent it."

Stuck at Home? Here's 5 Ways to Help a Child United States
A COTN child praying
Apr 10, 2020 -

There are now confirmed coronavirus cases in all five of the countries we serve, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. As of April 7th, we have no known cases among our staff or the children in our programs. However, many of the children and their families are experiencing the secondhand effects of the virus, such as skyrocketing food prices, lack of access to medical care, and unemployment.

Ten Years After Haiti Earthquake, First Rescued Child Starts College Haiti
Jan 7, 2020 -

“If COTN hadn’t taken me from that hospital, I wouldn’t be able to stand in front of you today.”
 

20-year-old Steven means this quite literally – he is thinking back to the day when he couldn’t stand or walk – the day he lost everything.
 

6 Ways Your Families Can Make a Difference for Christmas United States
Volunteers at a meal packing event
Dec 10, 2019 -

Does your family want to spread the joy of the Christmas season by serving others? Here are six ways to make a difference and make your family’s Christmas more meaningful during the holidays: 

10 Best Photos from Camp this Summer Sierra Leone
Kids in Malawi finished their camp with a day-trip to a pool.
Sep 25, 2019 -
 
As summer fades and school begins across the world, the children we serve have much to look back on and be thankful for.
 
Sponsors went above and beyond this year, providing for thousands of children to attend camps in Malawi, Sierra Leone, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.