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What does it mean to be 'Poor'?

What does it mean to be 'Poor'?
I have been lucky enough in my life to have travelled and lived in many different countries and worked with many different organisations. I have seen poverty in every place that I have been, whether it was in my own country, Scotland or where I am living now in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. When I look at it, being poor has a different meaning ...
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Humana "Pueblo a Pueblo" Project Report Jan-Jun 2016

FWTP Magdy During the first six months of the Child Aid project in Loja we have involved approx. 4,000 families.
Ecuador’s "Humana Pueblo a Pueblo" is a nonprofit foundation that began to work in June 2007. To boost the development project of the Ecuadorian communities with fewer resources. During the first six months of the Child Aid project in Loja we have involved approx. 4,000 families which in total benefits approx. 20,000 people. The project has co...
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The Situation of Children in Ecuador

Kids in Ecuador Don't judge and demonize others if you have never found yourself in their shoes.
Under the law System of Protection and Equity (art. 46), the Government of Ecuador guarantees special attention and protection to girls, boys and teens in situations of abuse, violence, sexual exploitation, drug, and alcoholism —as well as priority attention in cases of disaster and war. There is also a clear prohibition on labour exploit...
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Once in a Lifetime

Martin with the kids The project I participated in was Child Aid Celica.
Six months in Ecuador - Once in a lifetime experience! The second part of my program as a volunteer was one of the best things that could come to my life. It literally changed my life in many aspects, it helped me to understand many issues related to poverty. The period in Ecuador lasted six months from October 2013 until end of March 2014. The opp...
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The Best Year of my Life!

bestyear By Tjasa Zupanc, Slovenia
THE BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE! One year of life can be very normal, sometimes even boring if nothing special happens. But I can’t say that for the last year of my life. I can’t use words normal, usual, nothing special, ok…Everything was different, new, exciting and most of all challenging. I’m talking about my life in Richmond Vale Academy (RVA), anothe...
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