StarKids donations are helping to give low-income households in Indonesia access to beneficial savings and credit programs. In the small village of Balane in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province, Ratni takes her seat and waits for the other people to arrive. She is meeting with a…

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

StarKids donations are helping communities put an end to child malnutrition. Here, Margaret Spencer shares one mother’s story. High in the lush green mountains of north-east Vietnam, the sound of a toddler’s laughter fills the air. Two-year-old Nhat Anh  is excitedly chasing chickens in his…

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AGAINST THE TIDE

StarKids is helping children like Somaly and her sister get to  school safely. Here, Cheryl McGrath shares Somaly’s story. During the wet season in Cambodia, living in a house surrounded  by water can be extremely dangerous. For 14-year-old Somaly,  the challenges this presented were part…

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Changes for good

One child and his family are seeing a brighter future through StarKids’ projects helping vulnerable children in Vietnam. “I feel lucky because I’m a sponsored child,” says 14-year-old Khanh. My life has changed a lot.” Khanh, a student in a mountainous province of Vietnam, is…

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Growing an education

Thanks to the support of StarKids, women like May are able to successfully farm. May is 36-year-old woman from a small village in East Sumba, where she lives with her husband and children. With so little water available, subsistence farming in this area is extremely…

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Hope after hardship

StarKids donations helped this young family in Vietnam overcome adversity. After years suffering from diabetes, Cai’s husband passed away in 2015, leaving her to raise two small daughters. Even before this tragedy, the family struggled to grow enough rice on their small farm to last…

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Back in school and ready to dream

Thirteen-year-old Yeat is studying hard so he can attend university. It’s his dream. But until recently, his future looked very different. One of five children, Yeat lives in a remote rice-farming community in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province. A few years ago, his parents were struggling…

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Growing better fortunes in Myanmar

Vegetable gardens are helping families transform their children’s futures In Myanmar, U Maung Pe is watering his garden. Packed with leafy seasonal crops and veggies, the garden isn’t just a source of pride for the father of two – it’s helping to send his children…

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How students in Thailand are addressing child violence

In Thailand’s mountainous Chiang Rai Province, students are working together to end child violence. As part of a StarKids-funded program, Thai and ethnic minority students aged 10-12 came together to brainstorm ways to promote child protection. Their idea? Spread the word. Sixth-grader Chart suggested displaying…

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How nutrition clubs are empowering women in Vietnam

Small things can spark big change. In Trà Bồng district in southern Vietnam, one woman is supporting the health of children in her community through a unique business model. A few years ago, Yến was struggling. Job shortages forced her husband to take on seasonal…

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