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Nepal Earthquake Update 4/25

10421207_626058170829393_8777656928876523952_n-940x198.jpgToday a massive 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, the worst in 80 years has reduced much of Kathmandu to rubble. In addition, there have been 43 aftershocks in the last 8 hours with more likely to come.

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Rise Above Bolivia

Bolovian-elderly3-640x198.jpgJaede is 18 years old. She was born and raised in Utah, but she is Bolivian. When she was younger, she traveled to the small town of Villa Serrano in Bolivia where she became keenly aware of the need for a facility for the elderly, many of which are homeless.

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Metal Stoves in Nepal

IMG_1611-940x198.jpgKirti Gurung lives in Karapu, a mountainous village of the Lamjung district in Nepal. Her husband Hom works in the Gulf countries as a laborer, barely making enough to meet the family’s daily expenses. He is one of 3.5 million Nepalese enduring very poor working conditions in order to ensure their family’s survival. He visits his family once every two years.

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How Technology Can Advance Gender Equity

Santi-640x198.jpgMost people do not equate gender equity and stove technology. But if you think about it, they are intricately connected. Empowering women and improving the efficiency of their work is critical for reducing poverty. If the health of women improves, the health of their families improves.

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4-star rating from Charity Navigator

2015-02-15-21.39.02-940x198.jpgOn February 1st CHOICE Humanitarian was awarded a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and a proven commitment to accountability and transparency. This is our third consecutive 4-star rating. Read the full report here on Charity Navigator.

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The Best Holiday Break Ever

IMG_4870-940x198.jpgCannot think of a better way to spend Christmas break! This has been such a great way to see Nepal and learn of the wonderful culture of these kind people. We are so grateful to have learned about CHOICE Humanitarian. What an amazing group and wonderful people working so hard to make the world a better place. We will be forever grateful that we saw Meet the Mormons and learned about Bishnu and the wonderful organization. We have loved every minute and every experience here.

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The CHOICE Model Works!

The-CHOICE-model-works_1-810x198.jpgOne of the things that sets CHOICE apart from other NGOs is the emphasis on developing leadership within the community before all else – then taking a support role to that leadership. Rincon is a small traditional Otomi village in Mexico. The road connecting it to the main road is practically impassable, even for 4×4 vehicles. In assessing the priorities to their economic development, the village leaders felt that a useable road was critical.

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