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How Your Donation Changes Lives

Girls' dreams in Sreemongol: a Travelogue
young girls“Sometimes our parents give us a few coins for pocket money, and that's what we save,” the girls in the adolescent self help group tell us. “When we have saved enough as a group we want to start a small income generating activity together, maybe a fish pond or raising goats or a vegetable garden.” Continue...

Water, colour, gate … and loads of vegetables
school kidsSo what's part of a "proper" school? A nice schoolyard, walled if necessary? Running water in all buildings? A nice, friendly look? A cafeteria? Or maybe a vegetable garden? The Chettikkulam school in Northern Sri Lanka that houses one of the child development centres supported through Helping Hands has all that—and more. Continue...

Spring in "My Father's House"
vegetable patchSpring has come again to the women's rehabilitation centre in Celishe, Ukraine. The weather has turned warmer and more and more frequently the women appear in the garden: preparing, planting and caring for the vegetable patch, feeding the chickens or ducks, getting ready for spring-cleaning. Continue...

How a muddy field transforms lives
newly constructed building in BangladeshThe fresh white walls of the new building are sparkling in the sun. The spotlessly clean blue roof is shining brilliantly against a pale blue sky. Around the building stand assembled the amazed villagers—amazed not only because a muddy field and a few bricks have been transformed into a sparkling new training centre, but because it is their training centre. Continue...

Becoming an entrepreneur through micro credit
Bangladeshi woman with cattleTopi Mali lives in Bangladesh. She's married and has two children. Her husband is a day labourer and earns very little money. Every day Topi Mali worried how to find enough food for her family. But then she joined a self-help group. Continue...

Som Mayan isn't embarrassed anymore
Nepali girlWhen Som Mayan was very young still, her father married a second wife. For Som Mayan life became almost unbearable. She is physically very weak. Nevertheless she had to take care of her younger siblings and take a lot of responsibility in the family. Continue...

The Smell of Transformation
Indian woman pours liquid into a funnelEither you like the smell of phenyl or you don't. Phenyl is a chemical that many Indians use as a cheap cleaning liquid for floors, kitchen counters and other surfaces in the house. The producers of phenyl try to cover up the strong chemical odour with a variety of artificial scents, but ultimately you like the smell, or you don't. Continue...

Sangita can't wait to move
timber building in NepalWhen her husband lost his job, Sangita knew that a hard struggle lay ahead. Five children and her aged parents, squeezed into a miserable little hut, with no regular income—she didn't know how they could survive. Soon she was dreading each new day. Continue...