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Just in Time for Thanksgiving: Ugandan Potatoes Uganda
Ugandan curry potatoes
Nov 26, 2014 -

This is a special recipe. Although it’s not a traditional Ugandan dish, this recipe was created for COTN by a culinary class at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando, Florida, and designed around local, affordable ingredients that can be found in Uganda. 

One Small Kitchen Equals Big Improvements in Haiti Haiti
Nov 25, 2014 -

Every day at our Village Partnership Program in Haiti, mothers volunteer to work for hours in the kitchen—a patch of dirt under a shade tree—to prepare lunch for 75 children. They make it look easy. Like a well-oiled machine they clean the rice, crack coconuts open on a nearby rock, and light a fire in the barbecue style oven.

Your Guide to Gifts with Real Meaning United States
Nov 24, 2014 -

Do you know where you'll find your Christmas gifts this year? To help make holiday preparations a little easier, here’s a list of ways you can bring a smile to your loved ones while helping children in need at the same time!

How Esther's Sponsors Gave Her a Vision for the Future Malawi
Before coming into COTN's child sponsorship program, Esther says, "I was living
Nov 20, 2014 -

Esther is a senior at COTN’s International Christian Academy in Malawi, where she loves studying science. It’s her last year of secondary education, and she’s hoping to follow up high school by training to be a nurse. Her aim is to bring healing to the sick in places where proper medical attention is difficult to reach. 

Daily Life in Sierra Leone during the Ebola Crisis Sierra Leone
Nov 19, 2014 -

Kelly Melton is a Children of the Nations sponsor who is currently in Freetown with a medical aid organization, helping to set up Ebola treatment clinics. She has graciously agreed to share her trip journal, to give you a firsthand view of how the Ebola outbreak is affecting the people of Sierra Leone.

Brightening Up the Community, with Used Tires Dominican Republic
This class will transform used tires into everything from planters to animal scu
Nov 18, 2014 -

Watching Alejandro Suero Reyes hold up an old tire in front of a class full of students, you’d never guess he’s a lawyer. Alejandro is teaching a free community class on how to create sculptures out of used tires. 

God Is Gracious to Everyone: Elizabeth's Story Uganda
Thanks to her sponsors, Elizabeth now eats three meals a day—and she can concent
Nov 17, 2014 -

Elizabeth was just a small child when a neighbor poisoned her father after a land dispute. After his death, Elizabeth’s mother decided she had no other option than to return to her family in another village. Elizabeth was left in the care of her father’s mother and clan elders in Kakoge, a small village in Uganda. There is little access to electricity or clean water in this area.

How One Visit to the Doctor Turned a Boy's Life Around Haiti
Thanks to his sponsors, Rivaldo doesn’t have to miss school or meals
Nov 14, 2014 -

I couldn’t wait to begin my interview with 12-year-old Rivaldo. He didn’t know it, but I did a story a couple of months ago about a middle school student named Peter who sells his art to sponsor Rivaldo. I was thrilled to be able to visit Haiti, meet the child Peter is sponsoring, and find out how he is doing.

Small Steps of Progress in the Fight Against Ebola Sierra Leone
The author on a previous trip to Sierra Leone with COTN.
Nov 13, 2014 -

Kelly Melton is a Children of the Nations sponsor who has traveled to Sierra Leone several times. She is currently in Freetown with a medical aid organization, helping to set up Ebola treatment clinics. She has graciously agreed to share her trip journal, to give you a firsthand view of how the Ebola outbreak is affecting Sierra Leone. This entry is from November 1.

Dorothy Tells You What Clean Water Means to Her Village Malawi
Nov 10, 2014 -

Fourteen-year-old Dorothy is all too used to skipping school. Before a well was installed near her home in Chirombo, Malawi, she and the other girls in her village spent the majority of their time fetching water for their homes.