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Amid the desolate hillsides outside Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia is a place no one should call home. It is the city’s largest garbage dump, where hundreds of families reside, making a living from the refuse. Until recently, the children of this impoverished community mostly avoided school — fearing bullying and discrimination. But now, for the first, Read More

In Cambodia, there are many threats to family stability, and when parents or grandparents fall into hardship, they are forced to make difficult decisions about how to ensure their child or grandchild’s basic needs are met. In desperation, many parents will take the last resort — relinquishing their child to orphanage care. But through, Read More

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

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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

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

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

Ten years ago, long-time Holt partner Jolly Nyeko donated her land to build a school for the children of Masulita, Uganda. Most of the children had never before seen the inside of a classroom. Today, nearly 300 children attend Jolly Children’s Academy with the support of Holt sponsors. Jolly Nyeko has started many things, Read More

When Xiao Cai’s father died, she considered dropping out of school to help support her family. But when she heard about Holt sponsorship, she felt like her life was saved. In poor regions of China, many children face difficulties continuing their educations — especially in rural areas, where some experts estimate that 63% of, Read More