Covid-19 Update from Guatemala

Lauren Anderson, Wednesday April 15, 2020

Here is an update on how life is unfolding with our Program Leader in Guatemala. Hilmar, Carmen, and their five children are fine. Everyone is home, and schools are closed along with most businesses except for groceries and medical. Both of Senderos du Luz’s feeding centres and educational programs are closed. When it is safe to do so, Hilmar […]


Good News from Zambia

Lauren Anderson, Wednesday April 1, 2020

One of the many benefits of our program model being led by indigenous leaders is that their important work can continue even during uncertain times such as these, because they don’t require our physical presence at any of the program sites. However, we recognize that our partners are also affected by this outbreak, and will […]


Travis Is Thriving in Uganda

Lauren Anderson, Wednesday March 25, 2020

Travis is an 11-year-old boy who was born in Najja sub-county, Buikwe District. After leaving his home due to physical, emotional, and psychological abuse by his step-mother, he was found during a street walk activity conducted by the Jinja Connection Social Work Team. The team helped facilitate a mediatory engagement with his family, which resulted in Travis […]


Petronela’s Story

Lauren Anderson, Thursday March 12, 2020

We have some good news to share from our partners in Romania! Petronela, one of our volunteers, was hired as a Program Assistant effective March 1. She recently shared the story of how she became involved with Pas cu Pas and Impact Romania:  When I started to volunteer I was in bad shape and I […]


Sheila’s Story

Lauren Anderson, Sunday March 1, 2020

We have a great story to share from our partners in Zambia. Sheila was one of the students in the first round of classes we offered. After studying Counselling Skills, she was able to get employment and now teaches Palliative Care. Not only does she teach the class, she also translates the materials and  works with small […]


Chidimma’s Story

Lauren Anderson, Wednesday February 26, 2020

With a motto like this: To equip the student holistically and help make him/her whole by providing spiritual enlightenment, academic enrichment, artistic encouragement, skills, enhancement, global exposure, and leadership development. it is no surprise that the education kids receive at Impact Kenya-PACE has the potential to be truly life-changing. Chidimma is one of the international […]


Reflections from a Forge Intern

Lauren Anderson, Tuesday February 18, 2020

Kendra Slagter, one of our 2019-20 Forge interns, shared some reflections on the internship as it draws to a close at the end of February. “I’ve worked at several international NGOs in the past, and though while many of these organizations were doing good work, I recognized a lot of harm that was being done […]


The New Year at Village of Hope

Lauren Anderson, Monday January 20, 2020

We are so grateful for your prayers and your support. There continues to be reports of attacks around the northern borders of Burkina Faso. With news that many schools in the north have closed, we are thankful to be located far from the borders and that we have been able to stay open.  We are […]


A New Job Opportunity for CFPC Graduates

Lauren Anderson, Friday January 10, 2020

A bit of really exciting news from Chris and Roger Bast, Program Champions for Impact Burkina Faso-CFPC: “Around Christmas, Victorien called and said that he and Alexandre had been talking to a company that is interested in having our students build a laundry building as part of their practical training. The company was very interested in the […]


Sorin is Home for the Holidays

Lauren Anderson, Monday December 16, 2019

I’d like to introduce you to Sorin Bucur, who has been involved with us (first as an orphan himself) since 2002. He has been one of our key volunteers for over 15 years! Sorin moved to Germany last year to work but continues to come back to be involved as our community is his home. Presently […]