Rekindling the Spark

By Selam Terefe | May 13, 2022 This is Meron. Eight years back, she suddenly lost both of her parents to illness in less than two weeks.  “I buried my spark, enthusiasm, and joy alongside my parents,” she said. Meron handled her grief by focusing all of her attention...

The Gift of Sight for a Scholar

By Ronia Romero | April 14, 2022 Those of you who read our companion blog, Letters from the President, will know about our new urgent needs program. Today, we’d love to tell you about the impact of that new program on a young girl in our scholarship program...

Letting Go of Our Nets

By Mike Tenbusch | April 8, 2022 This past Wednesday morning, I was surrounded by a room of truly amazing women while on a Zoom call with equally amazing women in Ethiopia in a quest to bring the jewelry they make to market here in the United States. It was a unique...

Four Words that Change the World

By Mike Tenbusch | March 25, 2022 Over the last year, I have seen a profound difference get made in the world when somebody says four simple words in earnest.  I shouldn’t be surprised by the impact, because these four words gave rise to International Samaritan 27...