The Road Ahead: Catching Up with On the Road’s Shelley Callahan

Around this time last year, Children Incorporated’s Director of Development, Shelley Callahan, and Director of International Programs, Luis Bourdet, boarded a plane and set off on the first of many adventures together, On the Road. Side by side, the two traveled to dozens of projects around the globe, from as far away as Ethiopia, to as close to home as Kentucky. The idea was simple: give readers a first-hand look at the impact of child […]

Top 10 Most Popular On the Road Stories of 2016

It’s been an amazing year. Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to feed and clothe children all over the globe, and provide them with supplies for the school year. Your donations also made it possible for us to send holiday gifts this season to tens of thousands of children whose stockings would have otherwise been empty. It has also been our pleasure to report on our projects around the world, from rural Morgan County, […]

sponsored children in Bolivia

Bolivia: Visions of hope from 30,000 feet

After more than a week in the mountains of Bolivia, I’m headed home — back to Richmond, Va., and my life of comparative ease and comfort. As the ground falls away beneath the plane, I’m staring out the window, trying to compose coherent thoughts, but they are lost amid a thousand mental images of the people and scenes I’ve experienced in the last few days. Our tour guide: An architect rises from poverty Roberto Andrade’s […]

Students at Villa Emilia, sponsored by Children Incorporated Sponsors

Out of the Shadows to the Head of the Class

Proud Moms Raise Role Models at Villa Emilia

A positive role model can make all the difference. Single mothers in Santa Cruz, Bolivia are finding that out, and so are the children who look up to them. Hidden behind the popular tourist destinations and modern attractions of Santa Cruz lurks the shadow side, where many children have known nothing but homelessness, poverty and crime–until Sister Pilar showed up. Sister Pilar and her fellow nuns at Villa Emilia regularly venture into the darkest sides […]

Students at the Montero school in Bolivia

These kids’ futures just got a little brighter

Roberto Andrade and his wife, Verónica, are waiting for us when we step off the plane in hot, humid Santa Cruz. Roberto is an artist and an architect now, but he was once a little boy with enormous potential and struggling parents who worried about his future. They saw the talent and creativity in their son and knew that a quality education would help him to develop into a happy, healthy adult. It took years […]

Efrain and his family in their doorway

Hope for Generation Z?

Meet the children at Pedro Poveda, then and now

As we continue our tour of La Paz, one of the children we meet is Efrain, an energetic fourth-grader who lives near the Pedro Poveda school. Like any child, Efrain is proud of what he owns and likes to show his stuff to visitors. He shares an infectious smile with us as he holds up a prized pair of shoes Josefina has brought him. He’s equally excited to show us the kittens he’s raising who […]