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New Beginnings: Supporting Venezuelan Refugees in Lima

In 2016, I was zipping across Lima, Peru in brightly-colored mototaxis, visiting various savings groups as part of a microfinance project I was serving with. Under the same gray skies, thousands of Venezuelan refugees were seeking new beginnings in their new home country. Soon, there was a visible difference. They stood on street corners selling […]

How the Birth of a Rohingya Baby Overcame Tragedy

Rohingya refugee mother in headscarf holds her new baby, born in the Kutapalong refugee camp in 2019.

Like many moms, Khusida couldn’t wait to meet the baby she had carried for 40 weeks. Her life had been so hard. She and her husband Mohammad had fled violence and bloodshed in Myanmar. Now, they lived with nearly a million other Rohingya refugees in a sprawling camp in neighboring Bangladesh.  Life for a Rohingya refugee […]

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Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
 
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.