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Nacional Instituto Telesecundaria Basic Educacion

Telesecundaria-Basic-Educacion.jpgLife can be tricky when you’re living in extreme poverty. Everything seems like an uphill battle. The expense of education and the time that it takes away from household chores is often a stumbling block. This is particularly true for girls.

If you live in the poverty belt in Guatemala, and you are one of the lucky ones to graduate from primary school, there is nowhere close to continue your education, and the cost can be prohibitive.

However, in 2009 CHOICE Humanitarian opened the Nacional Instituto Telesecundaria Basic Educación opened, and that was a game changer. Serving students from 12 to 16 years old.

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Bishnu Adhikari, Nepal CHOICE Director, Speaking on the Importance of Vented Stoves

This is the 3rd and final video in our series with Bishnu Adhikari, Nepal CHOICE Director. 

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How Many Jobs Fit into a 15 mL Bottle?

Nepal-Women-Harvesting-Wintergreen.jpgWe have partnered with doTERRA International to benefit the earthquake-torn country of Nepal. Through this partnership, doTERRA is working with rural Nepal villages in conjunction with its Co-Impact SourcingTM initiative. In Nepal, rural villagers living in extreme poverty survive on less than $2 a day.

This partnership provides critical economic opportunities, particularly in rural areas where they are most needed and a better standard of living through improved access to clean water, education, and medical services. This work addresses many of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development, including gender equality that serves to underscore the importance of this work.

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CHOICE Merges with The Institute of Self Reliant Agriculture

Ecuador-garden.jpgCHOICE is helping communities all over the world to become independent of charity through leadership programs and economic development. CHOICE has officially incorporated The Institute of Self Reliant Agriculture into our program to become one united front. After two years of vetting and thoughtful deliberation we are all thrilled with our decision.

The Institute of Self Reliant Agriculture is a small NGO out of Washington with a great agriculture program that targets mostly the family level. Family gardens, nutrition and food security are critical components of their program.

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Rebuilding Homes in Nepal

Nepal-homes-1.jpgRelief efforts as a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 started with tarps, but moved quickly to rebuilding and constructing temporary homes.

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Rebuilding Schools in Nepal

Nepal-Will-Rise-Again-1.jpgThank you so much to all the generous donors who have supported our efforts to rebuild Nepal after the devastating 7.8 earthquake on April 25 of this year.

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Addressing the Barriers to Extreme Poverty

Days-for-Girls-Guatemala-2015-doTerra-95.jpgEvery girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. That includes access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene products and awareness about health as it relates to the female body.

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The Whistle Man from Luvu, Nepal

Whistle-Man-640x198.jpgWhile watching a televised report on the Nepal Earthquake, CHOICE’s attention was drawn to a story on the Whistle Man from Luvu, Lalitpur. Luvu is a very ancient (about 3300 years old) Newari settlement that was severely damaged by the 7.8 earthquake on April 25th and the numerous aftershocks that followed.

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An outpouring of generosity and concern for the people of Nepal

Volunteers-and-Staff-building-temp-schools-in-Nepal-546x198.jpgThe outpouring of generosity and concern for the people of Nepal after the April 25th 7.8 earthquake has truly been inspirational. Many people have benefited from the donations and the warm wishes, and we are grateful for all of them. This blog is a brief overview of the amazing work that CHOICE staff and volunteers have accomplished since the earthquake that destroyed so much of Nepal. For a more detailed update, join us at our Journeys Gala on September 25 at the Rail Event Center to meet Bishnu Adhikari, Nepal In-Country Director, and hear a personal account of the earthquake and the rebuilding to date.

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Bolivia gets new Greenhouse Classroom

IMG_5695-940x198.jpgKUDOS to team Bolivia for completing another eco-friendly Greehouse Classroom! Each time a greenhouse is built, our team improves the technology and thrills local schools.

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