A Second, Second Chance

By Selam Terefe  |  September 2, 2022 IntSam Director in Ethiopia ‘Everyone deserves a second second chance’… This was the quote running through my head that afternoon, something my mother often said lovingly to me and my siblings growing up.  Little did I know the...

A Dream Come True, a New Roof!

By Sister Gloria Xól Chun  |  July 8, 2022 Principle of the Francisco Coll School in Guatemala The Francisco Coll School is located just outside the Zone 3 garbage dump in Guatemala City. For more than 25 years, Francisco Coll has provided free education for...

The Calm After the Storm

By Angelica Cancinos | June 17, 2022 International Samaritan’s Director in Guatemala No todas las tormentas vienen para perturbar tu vida.Algunas llegan para limpiarte el camino. Not all storms come to disturb your life.Some come to clear your path. This phrase...

Healthy Mind, Healthy Me

By Sonja Robinson | June 10, 2022 Research has shown that poverty increases the risk of mental health, which is shaped by characteristics including inequalities in individuals social, economic and physical environments. Children and adolescents are especially at risk...

A Day of Service and Gratitude

By Selam Kahsay | May 27, 2022 At the Samaritan Health and Education Support Center in Ethiopia, we were excited when a team of doctors working at Awo Doctor Group reached out to us to volunteer. We immediately said yes and began reaching out to family members of our...

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...