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Bill Pulte, servant to the poor

Bill Pulte was there from the very beginning of International Samaritan’s mission; his generosity benefited thousands of children and families living in garbage dump poverty.  After returning from Guatemala in 1994, Father Don Vettese, S.J. shared with Bill what he...

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Guatemala Kinal Technology School

Twenty students from the Step by Step scholarship program in Guatemala have entered Kinal Technical Labor Education Center, which is one of the 10 best schools in Guatemala, according to the Ministry of Education. In Kinal, the Step by Step students will...

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Honduras Strong Families Workshop

The Step by Step program in Honduras has introduced a new series of workshops called Strong Families, aimed at the beneficiaries of the Honduras Step by Step Program and their parents. These workshops are being carried out with the support of Caritas Honduras, using a...

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Meron Is Top Of Her Class

“I am very glad to see my aunt and brother happy because of my achievements. They have sacrificed their lives for me. I just got my first semester report card and I found out that I am top of my class. My hard work of waking up at 4:00 in the morning to...

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Ethiopian Christmas, Genna

Ethiopian Christmas, known as Genna or Lidet, is celebrated by all Christians. In contrast to Western Christmas that is celebrated on December 25, Ethiopian Christmas lies on January 7. This is because of the unique Ethiopian calendar, derived from the Egyptian...

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