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Stories of transformational change

Blanca

Birth Registration • Bolivia • 2021

“With my ID I go to school, I have friends and I want to buy a house for my grandmother and my sisters.”

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Devi

Street Outreach • India • 2021

“Devi was a self-conscious and introverted child but her involvement in sports and various activities has transformed her personality, she has become an extrovert and shows us that she is fearless.”

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Sahana

Emergency Response • India • 2021

“I don’t know if we will die of Covid-19, but if conditions keep getting worse, we will starve.”

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Sejun

Emergency Response • Nepal • 2021

“Sejun was asked what made him happy, he responded; playing with his friends and said that he really misses them. He also said that he is desperate to go back to school and to the learning centre.”

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Freetown slum fire

Emergency Response • Sierra Leone • 2021

“Fire broke out in the slums of Freetown, Sierra Leone, sweeping through the crowded community, home to street connected families.”

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Emergency support during COVID

Emergency Response • Emergency support during COVID • 2021

“I'm alone with my baby so the support has helped me a lot.”

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Kevin

Birth Registration • Bolivia • 2020

“I miss Kindergarten, playing with my friends”

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Tropical Storm Amanda

Emergency Response • El Salvador • 2020

“During the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, at the beginning of June 2020 El Salvador was hit by a devastating tropical storm.”

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Angela

Vocational Training • Kenya • 2020

“I didn’t go to school; I lived without shoes and a good dress till I was 14. I and my children can now wear shoes, put on a good shoe and dress. My life has completely changed.”

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Kala

Birth Registration • Nepal • 2019

“I am so happy my mother is back with me and that we can be together. I love school and want to be a teacher one day!”

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Bibek

Education • Nepal • 2019

“I used to spend most of my time collecting metal coins and sniffing glue down by the river.”

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Isla

Vocational Training • Kenya • 2019

“Sometimes you just need someone to hold your hand and set you on the right path, and that changes everything.”

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Eddy

Street Outreach • El Salvador • 2019

“Participating in dance classes helps me to relax, forget my problems and leave the pain behind for a little while”

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Jhalak

Education • India • 2019

“Education has completely changed Jhalak. Before she was very quiet and not confident with her reading and writing but now, she is one of the best students.”

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Carlos

Birth Registration • El Salvador • 2019

“Carlos is one of the estimated 670,000 children in El Salvador whose birth was not registered.”

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Delhi slums fire

Emergency Response • India • 2019

“A devastating fire that had destroyed hundreds of homes in one of the communities where we have been working for the last five years.”

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Selina

Street Outreach • Bolivia • 2019

“My children are the most important thing in my life – I don’t know how I would be if something happened to them.”

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Linda

Street Outreach • Guatemala • 2017

“Children living on the streets of Guatemala City are some of the most vulnerable to the daily onslaught of the brutality that gangs impose.”

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