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A Look Back at My First Year With 200 Orphanages Worldwide

On June 1st of 2018, I said YES to a dream job of joining the team at 200 Orphanages as the new Project Manager. As I have now passed my 1 year anniversary, I took some time to reflect on my top 5 favorite moments that have made this one of the most fulfilling...

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What One Person Can Do

By Linda Hanson This story started approximately 9 years ago. I was asked to join some work gals and take a Mosaic class in Northeast Minneapolis, little did I know almost a decade later how that action would one day turn into something that would reach across the ocean to Africa. Two years ago...

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Meet Angela McDermott, Project Manager!

I was only 14 years old the first time I traveled to a “third-world” country or more appropriately known as a “developing” country. I flew to Dominican Republic with a church youth group for a 2 week trip to help build the second level for a local orphanage. That trip changed my life forever....

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Meeting the Kids and Staff at NPH Mexico

Meet the Pequinias at NPH Mexico  Jan Hanson, Exec. Director/Founder In April 2018, I traveled from Phoenix to Mexico with Belinda Rhodes, Development Director with NPH International Southwest Office. Our partnership with NPH started shortly after 200 Orphanages started in 2008. I met the former director of NPH and immediately felt a kinship with...

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Loving Tanzania… lizards and all!

My sister in law, Linda Hanson and I ventured out to Tanzania to do a site visit at Mainsprings, JBFC  in Mwanza just off Lake Victoria in early November. I like to go to the projects our donors support and give a first-hand report. Here it is! Mainsprings-JBFC- works to give vulnerable girls holistic...

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It’s Fundraising Season!

By Fred Cornforth, CO Founder 200 Orphanages Worldwide It was painful to hear and watch. We were attending a conference where the meals averaged $25 for breakfast, $35 for lunch and $55 for dinner. “I could feed 40 girls for almost 5 days with what I just paid for lunch.”  My fellow attendee friend...

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Building. Building. Building.

Before 200 Orphanages was just a thought bubble above my head, I unloaded heavy adobe blocks in sweltering heat from a van to build a security wall around a grade school in Ayacucho Peru. I joined a group of volunteers intent on finishing the security wall to ensure the children could safely enjoy playground...

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Projects the Love Built

I know it’s almost April, and that 2017 is marching steadily along. I feel as if I’m just getting started on very important things for our partners this year. So here we go! First of all, much of my time in 2017 has been spent with my grandchildren in Arizona. They are filled with...

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Guest Blogger: Everyone Doing Something IS Everything

Collateral Damage, Collateral Beauty By Fred Cornforth Not sure when it began in me–this passion to help orphans. But I remember my response–it was immediate and with my whole being. Orphans. I thought it unbelievable that someone would have to go through that experience, but I knew early in my life I wanted to...

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Driving Change: The Domino Effect

November is Orphan Awareness Month. Most of you know our mission is to raise awareness and funds for projects that serve orphans. Awareness is a vital piece of the puzzle as we look for ways to make a difference in the world and in the lives of orphans. Awareness is key in that until...

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