Mercedes standing in front of a river

How you can help a child live free from poverty

Living in severe poverty means an empty belly almost every day. Children who do not have enough food cannot study well – if they even have access to a school.

Children like Mercedes

In countries with severely impoverished communities – access to quality education is limited. Children have to fight to get an education, walking hours a day, going to school without food in their bellies. Young girls they have to fight gender norms that discourage girls from pursuing education and often traps them in early or forced marriage and early child bearing.

Mercedes is one of these children. Her education and care is only possible because of the kind donations of people like you.

How Mercedes is thriving