Trading Plastic Bottles for a Brighter Future

Asha didn't spend her days laughing and playing like the other girls. Instead, she could be found outside rummaging in the trash heaps looking for discarded plastic. Day after day, she toiled under the weight of the trash bag slung across her back. A plastic bottle here. A plastic jug there. Her work was smelly and miserable. But Asha had no other choice. With a disabled and bedridden father, this … [Read more...]

Saving the Baby in the Dumpster

The man looked at the baby in his arms. Something wasn’t right. The newborn . . . she was too skinny. And her face . . . it just wasn’t pretty. The doctor said the baby was abnormal.   “Shame fell over the new father. He couldn’t have a child that was abnormal. He didn’t want a child that was abnormal. Neither did his wife. Disgusted, the man threw the 2-day-old baby into the dumpster, and he … [Read more...]

Special Blogging Assignment—Mother’s Day

How did your Mom influence your life? How has being a mother impacted you? With Mother’s Day coming up, we get a chance to share on behalf of mothers in Asia. Mothers love, serve, and give of themselves for their families and children, making sure their kids have food, clothing, education, and a future. But if a mother were totally unable to provide for her kids, how grateful would she feel if … [Read more...]