children

We can best measure justice in our society by how we treat our children. Children are wholly dependent on adults for the basics of life- food, healthcare, security and education.  You can’t tell a hungry five year old to simply get a job. We can best see compassion in the […]

According to UNICEF, approximately 2,000 children die per day from diarrhoeal diseases, due to poor drinking water, lack of sanitation and poor hygiene. 785 million people still lack access to clean water. In the least developed countries, less than 11% of the population has piped water supplies (urban) and in the countryside less than 3% have piped water. Over a billion people rely on boreholes with hand-pumps while 1 in 10 use surface water, however polluted. Investment in hygiene promotion, sanitation and water service are among the most cost-effective ways of reducing child mortality. The World Bank estimates it will require an additional $30 billion dollars a year to reach the MDG’s for universal access to water and sanitation by 2015.

According to the U.S.Department of Agriculture, over 50 million Americans, 0ne in six, struggled with hunger and food insecurity  in 2011.  This total includes 16.7 million children, or 22.4% of all American children. The average annual household income for SNAP(food stamp) users was $18,014 in 2011, substantially lower than the […]

According to the Children’s Defense Fund, 16.4 million children lived in poverty in the United States in 2010 with 7.4 million of these living in extreme poverty. Children under five are the poorest age group in America and one in four infants, toddlers and preschoolers are poor during the years […]


If investments in the banks fail, “Oh, it’s a tragedy,” But if people die of hunger or don’t have food or health, nothing happens. This is our crisis today.” Pope Francis Reading the New York Times this weekend, I came across an article about how Pope Francis is shifting the […]

  THE SAME HEART means, “Sharing the same path, purpose and unity of action, having the same spirit.” I’ve often heard the phrase spoken by a young community organizer we’ve worked with, Geoffrey Bakhuya. Raised in rural poverty, Geoffrey has seen first-hand the efforts by governments and NGO’s to help […]