Awareness is our greatest weapon in the fight against poverty.
As more people become aware, the more children we will be able to reach. Last year we took people just like you on multiple trips to visit our projects around the world. We provide opportunities to do community outreaches, service projects, teach Bible stories, make home visits, sight-seeing, and so much more. And on every one of those trips, people came home changed, their hearts touched by a child they encountered on a trip. All our trips are usually 5 to 12 days. We run trips year round, but the bulk of these take place from spring through fall. We attempt to schedule trips to visit as many different projects and locations as possible, thus providing you with a wide array of experiences and locations to choose.
Frequently Asked Questions
Approximately 400,000 orphans live in Guatemala City. With a lack of orphanages to care for these children, kids are wandering trash heaps looking for food, water, and clothing. In addition, due to extreme poverty, parents are throwing their infants away because they cannot afford to care for them.
There are approximately 1.7 million children living in the slums of metro Manila, Philippines. These children are faced with extreme poverty and forced to wander the streets looking for provisions for their basic needs. These undernourished children face sickness, street fights, sexual exploitation, and exposure to substance abuse.
In Mexico 7 out of 10 Born in Poverty Will Die in Poverty. 70 percent of the population in Tijuana, some 2.2 million people — do not earn enough to cover their basic food needs. Due to the great number of migrants from southern Mexican states, and from Central and South American countries, who come to Tijuana in the hope of making their way into the US, the city is expanding rapidly. The constant migratory flux in Tijuana has led to the fragmentation, and in many cases, the total disintegration, of families and a great number of children have lost parental care. These children may have to work on the streets in order to survive, thus jeopardizing their education. Without protection, they are vulnerable to sexual exploitation and violence, and often they begin to take drugs.