From Surviving to Thriving: Maliam’s Story

Maliam was born to a mother, crippled and incapacitated by mental illness, and a grandmother who is very old. 5 children before Maliam had been strangled by her mother in moments of total mental breakdown, yet no one had done anything…

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Sandra Smiles Again

Sandra was born in 2004, barely missing the tragic Barlonyo LRA attack that orphaned many of our children in Uganda. But both of Sandra’s parents still ended up dying of HIV/AIDS. After their passing, she lived with relatives who were…

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Perla and Said’s Story is Far from Over

Meet Perla. Perla is the widowed mother of one young adorable four year old boy named Said. This is their story. But it is nowhere near finished. Perla’s husband was a barber, and a good one at that. He was…

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Juárez August Trip Update

We recently returned from a short trip in Juárez, and it was highly productive and encouraging! The trip consisted of visiting each of our orphans and their families and checking in on their care, along with ensuring they received proper medical and dental…

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Because of You – A Short Letter to our Sponsors

Dear Sponsors, At Ripple 2015, we shared a short video titled “Because of You” to show the appreciation our orphans have for your support. Now it’s our turn to say thank you! Because of you, we have been able to…

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How to Get More Out of Your #TransformationTuesday

What a fun, nostalgic reason to look back and say, “Look how far I’ve come!“ Our technology-saturated and social community has given us this simple hashtagged term as an easy excuse to take a little glimpse into the past and see what we’ve…

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A Twist in the Life of Silas

  Silas’ main responsibility growing up before Calo Me Lare was caring for cattle, yet his parents rarely fed him. He came home early one day because he was hungry and his father beat him nearly to death. Then his…

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Changed Futures

Meet Evelin                 Evelin is 1 of 7 orphaned siblings whom Nancy, a single mother in Juarez featured on our blog awhile back, had been caring for alone since her husband committed suicide.…

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More Than Relief Work

  This little Nicaraguan girl is 12 years old, and her family is so poor that she was taken out of school to dig through a dump in Léon to find items of any valu for their family to use or sell.…

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Ripple 2015 Chef Voting Contest

This year, we will once again be bringing in Tulsa’s top chefs to cater the three course dinner for an unforgettable dining experience . But this year there will be a bit of a twist! The chefs from last year’s event have each nominated a few…

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Hope for Shubroto & Shujon

Shubroto and Shujon are brothers. When they were really young, their father left them and stopped providing for them and their mother. Their mother worked in a garment factory to provide for her children. However, she was recently fired without reason after…

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