What do you stand for? Are you inspired to sponsor because you believe that every child deserves an equal education? Because every child deserves a loving family? Or to reach their full potential in life? Regardless of why you sponsor, know that in 2016, you have given all of this and more to a, Read More

Six-year-old Aynalem was adopted from Ethiopia five years ago. One way she and her family stay connected with her birth culture is by sponsoring a child in Ethiopia — a girl named Degefech! This year, in her family’s Christmas card to Degefech, Aynalem — with some typing help from her parents — included a, Read More

You are extraordinary. Every month, you give some of what’s in your bowl to fill the bowl of a child in need — a child you have never met, and likely never will. This may be a sacrifice for you. Or it may seem small and inconsequential. But let us assure you, what you, Read More

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Through one of our newest partnerships in Mongolia, Holt — and Holt supporters — are helping to bring shelter, stability and safety to 54 children, and their mothers, who are living in Ulaanbaatar’s largest domestic violence shelter.  It’s late afternoon, her children just came home from school, and Sarnai* knows this is her chance. She, Read More

This past summer, we had the chance to meet face-to-face with directors of Holt’s country programs and partner organizations — individuals who are on the front lines in the countries where we work, fighting for women and girls to have equal opportunities in life. Each one of them shared the heartbreaking difficulties faced by, Read More

In September, Holt President and CEO Phil Littleton spent two weeks visiting Holt projects in China and Mongolia. “The work we are doing exceeded my expectations,” Phil said. “It was extraordinary.”   MONGOLIA: Below Phil visits the Rainbow Special Baby Care Unit within a state-run infant and toddler orphanage in Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar., Read More

After a stroke left her paralyzed, one single mother in Mongolia considered taking her own life. But empowered by the support of Holt sponsors, she regained hope — and her children regained the courageous woman they call mom. The year 2010 was an especially brutal year in Mongolia. A devastating summer drought followed by, Read More

In southern Ethiopia, in a town called Shinshicho, there is a special school where children from all over the region come to study. Some walk up to six miles every day just so they can learn there. It is the only school for deaf children in a community of over 250,000 people — a, Read More

-40 degrees Fahrenheit. A cardboard-walled house. Layers of ice, soot and snow on the ground. Miles to walk to school. For children living in the poorest districts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — the coldest capital city in the world — the elements alone make it difficult, sometimes impossible, to get to school. Help children stay, Read More

As a 15-year-old girl living in a slum community in India, Aasha felt unsure about herself and her future. But now, with educational support from sponsorship, her life is being transformed from the inside out.  Every day, 15-year-old Aasha* dreaded one part of her school day. As many girls her age in India had, Read More