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This Young Woman Wants and Education ....Period.

We partner with Days for Girls International to empower young women to stay in school to better serve their future. Jemimah Ngowa is a standard eight pupil at Mwaruphesa Primary school in Kenya. She says, “thank you for the kit. They have helped me so much. Since I got the Days for Girls kits, I have not missed school because of (Aunt Flow) monthly periods and as a result, my performance has improved from below 250 out of 500 to 316 out of 500. Now I am able to concentrate because am equipped with the tools which will help me stay in school. It used to be a challenge to buy sanitary towels because of a lack of money.  Currently am about to sit for my final examination in grade eight and I am very confident that will perform well and join the best high school in the county.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finally Able to Provide Education to their Family

Paula Pavón, an enterprising woman of 34 years and her husband Fernando Proaño of 37 years old have three children and live in rural Ecuador.

Paula and Fernando married young and from the beginning, they had to work very hard to support their family. Without a sufficient education, Fernando had to go out to work as a bricklayer. When construction work was scarce, he performed small jobs as an electrician. Paula was dedicated to the care of her home and sometimes did secretarial work. 

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Health & Nutrition - a critical step in ending poverty

Life can be hard for people living on the Andean Plateau. The altitude is high, vegetation is sparse, and growing food can be difficult. These conditions can naturally lead to situations where people are undernourished, and essential nutrition is a critical step in breaking the cycle of malnutrition and poverty.

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Native Leaders Lifting Their Villages

How CHOICE leaders are making change happen in their communities.

CHOICE Humanitarian’s mission is to end extreme poverty. That mission couldn’t be accomplished without the volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to making the world a better place—one village at a time. At every level of the organization—from our home office to the villages around the world—there are leaders and volunteers hard at work combating poverty.

One of those leaders is Pascal Karisa, a CHOICE Humanitarian native leader who’s making a big difference in his community in the Samburu District in Kenya.

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My Business Gives Me a Voice

Harka is 51 years old and is from Lamjung, Nepal. He was born into a Dalit family. Dalit is a marginalized caste, inheriting desperate poverty and discrimination. His voice was rarely heard in the community.

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What Does Extreme Poverty Look Like?

Stories on poverty are fairly common in the press. Generally, they describe those living in poverty as having very little or no money or material possessions. It’s a pretty vague concept which makes it difficult for those of us living in relative prosperity to truly understand. The concept of poverty is further clouded by single statistics—the World Bank classifies those around the world who live on less than $1.90 per day live in extreme poverty. That’s right; extreme poverty is a thing. But that kind of number is simply too hard for many people to wrap their mind around. 

So, what does it look like then, to live life in extreme poverty?  

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A Dangerous Walk

The community of Tzuncoc is in rural Guatemala, and here students must cross a river to get to primary school. Some students walk as much as 1.5 hours a day to school, and several accidents have resulted when students have tried to cross the river.

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This is NOT Poverty Tourism

Educating Expeditioners Our Expedition Philosophy

This is NOT poverty tourism

CHOICE Humanitarian is an international development organization whose purpose is to eliminate extreme poverty. We are NOT a travel company, and this is NOT poverty tourism. CHOICE believes in hand-ups, not hand-outs. With over 36 years working in international development, we have learned that for humanitarian expeditions to be sustainable, they MUST be part of a larger, locally driven program that exists long before expeditions arrive and the programs must have commitments from every community that lasts long after the expeditions leave.

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Small House. Big Door.

scott.JPGHelen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." We agree! One of our partners is Singular Humanitarian, has been working with us for over 10 years and just returned from an expedition to Guatemala. 

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2017 Impact Report

On behalf of the staff, Board of Trustees, and the tens of thousands of villagers whose lives you have helped improve thank you for being a part of the CHOICE Humanitarian family. Together, we reached new heights in 2017, and we owe this success to you for two reasons. First, you believe that extreme poverty can and should end in our lifetime. And second, you trust that CHOICE Humanitarian is the organization best suited to achieve this goal. Quite simply, you are the reason CHOICE continues to flourish and, on behalf of the entire CHOICE team, we can't thank you enough! 2017 Impact Report 

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