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This thetelegraph piece gives insight into what it’s like growing up in one of the most dangerous countries in the world: Guatemala. Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Michael Sheen talks about his experiences with Guatemalan children like Kenneth, as they try their best to grow up under extreme circumstances. As Michael Sheen writes, “Every child has the right to be happy, to be safe and to be protected.” Read the whole story: http://goo.gl/JEaKpz

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for. #realtalk

Remember to see the good! Despite what’s happening, there is always love to be found and that is worth giving thanks for. There is too much that is wonderful about the world to be brought down. We’ve seen this first hand when we’ve gone into the field to work with vulnerable children. No matter the situation, we always found hope in the children’s eyes and love in their hearts.

Did you know that plants grow faster and larger in greenhouses? This #funfactfriday means a lot to our greenhouse project at the Watoto Wema Home in Nairobi, Kenya. The produce that is grown through this sustainable micro-project supplements the children’s diets with healthy produce and is also sold in the market. The profits from selling these veggies will go towards educational costs for the children. These greenhouses are changing lives! 

A #tbt from our 2013 trip to Honduras where we met so many amazing children during our time there! We set up an aquaponics tilapia farm at the Hogar de Amor home, which has since grown hundreds of fish for the children. This sustainable micro-project saves the home money that was spent on purchasing produce and fish for the kids. Now, that money goes towards paying a security guard, a necessary requirement for safety in this volatile area. 

Photo: Benjamin James, @emptyspacestudio
We recently went back to India, where we met with the children who are benefiting from our projects. We were able to visit four of our partner homes in India and we were there for the start of two of our new projects. It was a truly amazing adventure that we are so grateful for! As our photographer Ben said, “this is everything!” #India #children #kids #passion #inspire #friends #love #travel #hardwork #SeeTheWorld #adventure #BeAmazing #PayItForward #DoGood #everyChild #kindness #hope #wanderlust #photography #BelieveInGood #positivity #optimism #BeAmazing #courage #globalcitizen #WereAllInThisTogether #motivation #inspiration #gratitude

The #LetGirlsLearn is a White House-sponsored initiative that #FLOTUS champions that is working to transform the world through the education of girls. Educating girls creates healthier families and improved communities with lower rates of HIV/AIDS, infant mortality and maternal mortality. By increasing girls’ access to education, we make this world a much better place to live. Find out more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/letgirlslearn 

“As children we were fascinated by magic, as adults we fear love. At what point did we forget they are the same thing?” -J.R. Rogue

What a great quote to start the week! It seems that as people grow up, they sometimes forget in the magic of love. We know love really is the most powerful agent of change and that love always conquerors all! Spending time with children and working to make this world a better place for them has proven to us the true power of love.

Did you know that the capital of Honduras is actually made up of two cities: Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela? #funfactfriday We work in Honduras and have set up an aquaponics tilapia farm that feeds 27 children at the Hogar de Amor home. This project also saves the home thousands of dollars every year that otherwise was spent on purchasing food at the market. The money that is saved funds a security guard, who keeps the kids safe!  Find out more about Honduras: http://goo.gl/7K8Pd0 

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