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Kabompo calling

What a beautiful group of people! It took us almost three days to reach Kabompo, in rural north-west Zambia, but we were met with an extremely warm, sung welcome...

When Headlines Hit Home

'News' doesn’t always happen to ‘other people’ – sometimes it hits people we care about, and hits them hard. Several of our partners have experienced major challenges recently, due to...

Signs of Hope

“The stony track was too narrow for a car, we had to walk.  Over three days, hot and dusty, we climbed hills, crossed streams on rotting planks, and trekked through...

Writing to Your Sponsored Child

So you want to write to your sponsored child? That’s great! Sponsoring a child can be very rewarding for both the sponsor and the child, and part of that...

Jungle Man

As I spent time with DS I was reminded once again how special so many of our partners are. A self-confessed "jungle man", he feels out of place in...

The Power of Privilege

Nine year-old Chanti* was desperate to go to school. But her parents needed money, and they made her work as a cleaner in the home of a rich couple...

Surviving the Syrian Civil War

Twelve year-old *Haya was born in Raqqa, and lived there through most of the war, at the heart of ISIS’ Caliphate. The family made several unsuccessful attempts to leave...

Teeming Millions and One Sweet Smile

I’m in India. The problem with being in India is that there really isn’t anything that hasn’t been said already. The likes of Salman Rushdie and the...