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We feature write-ups from supporters and staff who are hungry for change and want their voices to be heard.

Ende, Indonesia has always been a place of personal significance for me. Having been raised by a kakak from Ende, I have subconsciously accorded Ende with people of big hearts and warm spirits. Naturally, this led me to sponsor a child from Ende in June 2020. When the opportunity to travel to Ende presented itself, it was a no-brainer for me.

We are so glad to learn that our little girl is working hard to enrol herself into university to move farther in life. For a moment, it felt like our own little girl is going to university soon. It has been a fulfilling journey knowing we have been able to help a little girl grow into a beautiful young lady. 

Leon, a 12-year-old girl living in Kapeni, southern Malawi, faces immense challenges due to droughts, floods and global economic pressures, which have taken a heavy toll on her family's income and access to food. Such natural disasters, and the ensuing economic pressures, pose a particular threat to women and girls, who are more likely to miss school to take care of domestic responsibilities, suffer from domestic violence, experience child marriage and sexual assault, and suffer from intimate partner violence.

Having a sponsor meant Monika, an 18-year-old from a rural community in Bangladesh, had the knowledge, tools and social support resources to stand up to child marriage. Not only has she avoided becoming a bride herself, but she is helping countless other girls facing a similar fate.