I Do Not Want to Remember: Said’s Story

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Said is only 14, but has experienced hardships that no child should face. In Serbia, he shared his family’s story. “Mom and dad told us that we are going to Europe. We did not took anything with us,… Read More

The Humanitarian: Maja’s Story

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It all started as a normal Sabbath—I went to church with my family, and we had lunch with friends. Then I received a phone call: “Get prepared. There are several thousand refugees approaching the Slovenian border.” There was… Read More

Rouen’s Story

safe water. Left with no other option he and his family, like two-thirds of all rural Cambodians, practiced open defecation. Stop and imagine for a second – every time nature called, you had to walk publicly to an… Read More

Kalisito’s Story

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“This is my first time to experience such a devastating hurricane. It was very devastating and very frightening.” Kalisito and his wife Francis came home from church with their four daughters on Saturday afternoon, and quite literally walked… Read More

Homeless

Imagine rebuilding every single home in NZ, all 4 million of them. A daunting thought and a mammoth task, where would you even start? This is the scenario the Philippines find themselves in as a result of Super… Read More

My Family

I’ve nicknamed them “my family” says Matthew Siliga. They were the poorest of the poor, barely surviving. Hungry, dirty, freezing, my family of nine were squatting in an old abandoned building when I first met them. Within minutes… Read More

Dream come true at 68

Gayatri is a 68 year old woman from Chalaunepani, a remote part in Western Nepal. Her whole life she has been unable to read or write as her parents didn’t believe in sending her to school. According to… Read More

From Somalia to Aotearoa

My name is Fatima and I grew up in Mogadishu, Somalia. In 1990, the civil war rudely interrupted our lives and at the age of 11 my family was forced to flee Somalia with thousands of others. Leaving… Read More

My Second Chance

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South Auckland has a proud reputation for breeding All Black champions, including Jonah Lomu and John Kirwan among other legends of the game. But it also has a reputation for violence and gangs, thus resulting in South Auckland… Read More

Yamey’s Vanuatu

It’s just a short 4 hour flight from Auckland, but it really is another world away. I’m in Lenakel Village on Tanna Island in Vanuatu where not only is there no power or water, there are no formed… Read More