Head of the Class in Peru

More than ten former sponsored children at the Puente Piedra Girls' Home are school administrators

Located along South America’s central-western coast, Peru comprises arid Pacific coastlands, spectacular mountain ranges and the vast Amazon rainforest. This land has been home to indigenous peoples for thousands of years, including the Inca Empire, the culture that constructed Peru’s most iconic landmark, Machu Picchu. Peru’s rich culture, breathtaking beauty, and wealth of natural resources, however, belie the abject poverty in which many of its residents live. Many rural areas are still recovering from the […]

Our Mosquito Net Fund

$10 can save the life of a child by protecting them from mosquito-borne illnesses

In countries where Children Incorporated works, such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and India, children need mosquito nets to protect them from mosquito-borne illnesses like malaria and dengue, so that they’ll be healthy enough to attend school. Malaria infects around 250 million people worldwide each year – most of whom are children in Africa. What is a mosquito net?  A mosquito net is a mesh curtain that is draped over a bed or a sleeping […]

Thanks to You, Children Are Receiving Brand New Shoes

Thank you for providing kids with much-needed items throughout the year

Joseph*, like many of our sponsored children, is being raised by his grandmother. Joseph and his siblings live in Arizona and were abandoned by their mother after their father died. Suddenly, Joseph’s paternal grandmother found herself raising children again with no income and no means to support them. She can scarcely provide food and shelter for her grandkids, and she has virtually no money to keep them clothed properly. Thankfully, Joseph has a caring sponsor who […]

What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

CSR and Children Incorporated working to support children in need

Corporate social responsibility, commonly referred to as CSR, is a business model that helps companies, both big and small, be socially accountable to themselves, its stakeholders, and the public. It is a practical and socially conscious way for companies to give back to society. Corporate social responsibility initiatives that support children in need are an important part of giving back to your community and the world. There are typically four types of CSR: –    environmental […]

Changing Lives through Garment Making in Colombia

At the Rondon Center, mothers of sponsored children generate income at Creaciones Miquelina

Its modern history begins at the end of the fifteenth century, when Christopher Columbus and the first Spanish explorers arrived in the region, subsequently establishing the area’s first successful Spanish settlement in 1508. Spanish colonization continued for over 400 years. In the mid-nineteenth century, Colombia gained its independence and established itself as South America’s first constitutional government. However, political instability in the mid-to-late twentieth century led to the uprising of guerilla groups, sparking violence throughout […]

Transforming Mothers in Medellín

Centro Primavera in Colombia offers many different programs to help women who need support

When our Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, and I first arrived in Medellín, Colombia, I noticed a striking difference from our visit to the capital city of Bogotá. Unlike many other cities that I have visited in South America, Medellín’s level of poverty and destitution was present even in the most well-off areas of town. As we drove from the airport to downtown Medellín, I was surprised to see homeless people living on the […]