Tag Archives: Believe In Me

Waiting Girls of 2016

Both November and National Adoption Month are now over and the crazy month of December has arrived. But the end of 2016 makes us even more determined to feature some beautiful waiting girls in our programs in the hope that their forever families see their photos and fall head over heels in love!

niamh-9-16Niamh, 11 years old (Dingyuan foster care) — $10,000 Older Child Grant from Reece’s Rainbow grant available

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Pitching In, Working Together

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller

Construction of our newest Believe in Me School at Sokhem village, Cambodia is in progress. This project is truly a team effort – from our sponsors supporting the project to the children who will be attending school!

sokehm-carrying-rock

Last week, the truck bringing rocks for the floor of the school couldn’t reach the construction site due to rain and mud, so the rocks had to be dumped about 20 minutes from the school’s location. The children didn’t want their new school to be delayed, so they decided to bring the rocks to the school themselves. Read more.

Biking To Our Believe In Me Rangsei School

This fall, we opened our Believe in Me Rangsei school in rural Cambodia. Some kids in Rangsei attend public school which is 7-10 km away from the village.To help the kids get to school on their own, LWB purchased six new bikes.

bikes-cambodia

While the new Believe in Me Rangsei School is primarily for the children in the village in grades kindergarten to second grade, we also want to help the older students who are now old enough to make the long journey to government school each day.  Read more.

Uganda Update: More Than Posho

Have you ever heard of posho?  We sure hadn’t until we first became involved with helping children in Uganda. We now know that posho is the #1 staple of a Ugandan diet. Posho is ground maize, or corn, mixed with water until it forms a huge block that can be cut into pieces that then can be easily picked up to eat.

Posho fills up tummies, but on its own it does not have a lot of nutritional value. For children in the village where our Believe in Me Kabale school is located, posho is often their primary food. Read more.

Let the Hot Lunches Begin!

This week we celebrated the grand opening of LWB’s Kitchen House at our Believe in Me school in Rangsei!

lwb-kitchen-house

In this Cambodian village, many of the parents have left to find work elsewhere, and the kids are “left behind”. As we mentioned in our blog, Hunger in Cambodia, this country has the highest infant and under-five mortality rate in the southeast Asia region, with malnutrition being a key cause of child mortality. According to some reports, up to 45 percent of all Cambodia children — more than 1 in 3 — are stunted due to malnutrition. Read more.

Hunger in Cambodia

As I hope you have heard, LWB has now expanded several of our program areas into Cambodia. One of our primary focuses in Cambodia will be in the field of nutrition, and today I wanted to give you a bit of background on why we feel that is so important.

During my trip to Cambodia in September, one of things I saw clearly in the rural villages I visited was that the majority of children I met were stunted in their growth. Read more.

Diane: Bringing Her Own Sunshine

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo

Oh, this girl! I have the feeling, if given the chance, Diane would solve all the world’s problems with her joy and her smile. She is currently ready and waiting for a family to choose her for adoption, so let me tell you a little bit about this bright ray of sunshine. Read more.

Our New Sustainable Nutrition Program in Uganda

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

When we visited Karukoba Village in Uganda in August, we were alarmed by how underweight some of the children were. Many of these children get just one meal per day which often consists of beans and posho, or cornmeal. Surely this was an area in which our Nutrition program could make a difference.

Uganda girl carrying water

We decided to implement a program that would not only give the children the food that they need but also be sustainable — in other words, a program that would give the villagers the tools to feed themselves down the road. Read more.

Learning About Uganda Together

As I imagine is the case with many of you who support Love Without Boundaries, I first became aware of LWB when we adopted my youngest daughter from China. They helped to fund her heart surgery while she was a baby in China, and once we brought her home, they provided us with priceless pictures of her.

LWB’s “Abigail” in 2010

I wanted to give back to this organization who had given so much to us, and so I have been a volunteer with LWB’s Education program for the past couple years, helping administer the Believe in Me schools. Read more.

Seeing Life From Their Own Perspective: Believe in Me Changzhi

Recently our Changzhi Believe in Me students did a unit of study centered on the delightful children’s book, Diary of a Worm.

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The book features a series of diary entries of a young worm, accompanied by “photos” of life from his ground- level perspective. Our innovative Changzhi Believe in Me teachers recently used this creative concept of a unique point of view to engage the students in taking photos and documenting life from their own perspectives. Read more.

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