Poverty

Chagas Disease

2019-01-15T10:46:41-04:00Tags: , , , |

Chagas disease is a silent killer among the poor in Bolivia. It is transmitted by the Vinchuca insect, which thrives in adobe walls and thatched roofs, common materials used in Bolivian homes. The parasite enters the victim’s bloodstream and can live undetected for decades while quietly destroying their internal organs, especially the heart. If caught

Food Security

2018-04-25T16:20:40-04:00Tags: , |

The unspeakable violence and loss of life that occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during the 1998-2003 civil war and afterward, left millions of people displaced and traumatized. The atrocities of this conflict deeply marred civil society. People lost loved ones, their homes, land, livelihoods and suffered horrendous human rights violations and

Help – Weep for South Sudan

2019-01-15T10:43:54-04:00Tags: , , , , , |

Cries of celebration filled the land when the new nation of South Sudan officially came into existence on July 9, 2011. Six years later, tears of joy have turned to sorrow as the country has been torn apart by fighting, suffering and now famine. After such a hopeful start, what went so horribly wrong.