A happy #tbt with our friends from Kenya! We visited the Watoto Wema home in 2012 and can’t wait to go back! It’s amazing what’s happened in 3 years: a greenhouse, a chicken farm and a clean water project. We’ve been grateful to work with this home and the 57 children who live there. Together, this partnership has improved the health, nutrition and wellbeing of these children and we know it’ll only keep getting better!  

Every act of kindness makes a difference. Remember, that you matter and you have the opportunity to make this world a kinder place. This week, let’s all find ways to spread kindness. And keep in mind that all the little acts of love around the world are adding up!

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” -Howard Zinn

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! 

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

“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.

Remember this? A #tbt to our Clean Water Project at the Fiwagoh Mission Home in Kenya that brought clean water access to the 200 children living there. Getting the kids clean water improved their overall health and reduced the risk of waterborne illnesses. It also saved the home $2,400 each year that was spent purchasing water from the city. This is change, not charity! 

“Don’t be content in your life just to do no wrong. Be prepared every day to try to do some good.” -Sir Nicholas Winton Rest in Peace Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children from the Holocaust. He risked everything to rescue hundreds of children and he did it selflessly, never speaking of his heroic deeds. Sir Winston’s passing last week reminds us of all the good in the world, even in the face of unspeakable tragedy and that one person really can make a difference. http://goo.gl/V0yieW 

What a difference a few years make! This #tbt is from our 2013 trip to setup the aquaponics tilapia farm in Honduras! Since then, the Hogar de Amor home has grown hundreds of tilapia and their tanks are currently filled to the brim with fish. This project saves the home money that they would otherwise spend buying healthy fish and veggies in the market, and they use the money saved to pay for their security guard who keeps the home and children safe, a necessary need in the volatile country. 

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