Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

This week is World Breastfeeding Week, and this year’s theme, Step up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support, seeks to focus global attention and galvanize collective action to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding across all aspects of society.  Most of us have heard the statistics and recognize the benefits associated with breastfeeding. Breast milk provides babies […]
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Stitch by Stitch, a Better Future is Fashioned

A better future often seems like an impossible dream to the teens and young adults living in the most impoverished communities around the world. In countries like Burundi and Rwanda, for example, the average household farm does not produce enough harvest to meet the food and income needs of the family working so hard on […]
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Nutrition Training Saves the Lives of New Mothers

After fleeing violence in South Sudan as a refugee, Sharon found herself about to begin another life-changing journey: becoming a new mother. And although Sharon’s pregnancy was filled with all the joy and excitement that comes with bringing a new life into the world, dangers abounded, too. Living in extreme poverty in the Palabek Refugee […]
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Teen Girls No Longer Skip School Thanks to Dignity Kits

Teen girls need to go to school. Education plays a vital role in securing a brighter future for impoverished children, youth, and communities – but especially for young women. In fact, according to UNICEF, “Girls who receive an education are less likely to marry young and more likely to lead healthy, productive lives. They earn […]
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