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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Growing skills

StarKids is helping farmers like Agustinus better provide for their families In a village on the island of Flores, Indonesia, Elis is a junior high-school girl with a big dream. “I want to be a village midwife so I can help my community,” she says….

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Support for childhood

With help from StarKids, families in Thailand are being equipped with techniques for raising healthy and happy children. Namtan is excelling at school as head of her kindergarten class. But it wasn’t always like this. In Thailand’s rice planting season, her parents Prateep and Kornkaeo…

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A house to be proud of

StarKids helped Daw Cho start her own business and provide for her children.   In a village just outside of Yangon, Myanmar, Daw Cho sits by her house folding the clothes that she sells. It’s a small wooden house, but it’s much better than the…

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A happier childhood

StarKids is helping Ya Nuch grow up with greater opportunities than her older siblings. In Cambodia’s Battambang Province, 12-year-old Ya Nuch spends her days studying, reading and playing with friends – simple pleasures her three older siblings went without. Her parents live on a rice…

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Join the club

Mothers in Vietnam are learning top tips through a nutrition club. In Vietnam’s Phuoc Son District, Giang Thi Ly Ly leads a StarKids-supported nutrition club. She teaches mothers about antenatal care, vaccination and supplementary feeding for children.  When Ly first took on the role, she…

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