At a special library and after-school program in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, children growing up in poverty discover a love of reading — and so much more. Read the poems that several children wrote in gratitude to sponsors and donors for their beloved library, full of dreams.  Smiling shyly, 12-year-old Davaa brings her library book over, Read More

Because of your kindness and generosity, children growing up in a garbage dump in Mongolia have warm meals, nice new school supplies and are able to study just like other kids. Watch as the founder of the Red Stone School shares about this special sanctuary for children, and how you are helping them to, Read More

When adoptive mom Cindy Lamb visits with students at the Yesus Mena Deaf School in Ethiopia, her fluency in sign language helps her communicate. But it’s another language that creates the most soulful connection.  This past October, my husband, Steve, and I had the rare privilege of participating in the perfect intersection of a, Read More

In China, some of the poorest children and families live in ancient, hand-dug caves — the only housing they can afford. In the harsh, frigid winters, life is not easy. But these kids are in school because of the support they receive from their sponsors. Through education, children like Ping have the best possible chance, Read More

On August 28, 2017, Holt Haiti partnered with organization Education Works to throw a first annual Back to School Kickoff for children from impoverished communities and those living in orphanage care in Haiti. The kick-off was a great success! And, it was all made possible because of the generous gifts of sponsors and donors!, Read More

Sophia lives in a small rural village in Uganda. Because of her sponsor, Sophia has everything she needs to go to school and thrive in the care of her grandmother. Watch as Sophia shares about a typical day in her life, and the message she has for her Holt sponsor in the U.S.! To, Read More

When Tham Sao Run is home for a visit, her accounting books are so foreign to her family, they could be written in another language. Neither of her parents have bank accounts. Sao Run isn’t sure if anyone in her village does. Sao Run reads in the shade under her stilted house, learning about, Read More

Through the Independent Living and Educational Assistance Program in the Philippines, young adults aging out of institutional care gain the skills to live successfully on their own. Marlon Cruz was once an ILEA scholar. This is the story of his life, as told by Marlon.  I was 5 years old when I got lost, Read More

When Eric and Jen Grabill first read about their son, Landon, on Holt’s China photolisting, they knew they could give this boy with a severe birth defect the love and care he needed. They also knew that at home with them, he would have access to something he would likely never have in China: an, Read More

When a team of Holt donors travels to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to build homes for four of the most vulnerable families in the poorest district of the city, something so unexpected happens — so stunning and so moving — they decide on the spot to build one more.  Read part one of this story! A, Read More