Amy Lafferty

Soccer Balls for Syrian Refugees

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Score a Goal with Heart to Heart International. Children living in refugee camps have lived through more hardship in their lives than most people will ever know. And yet even after it all, these kids are still kids. And kids need play. While traditionally known for providing disaster relief, Heart to Heart International’s mission has always been to create a healthier world, and this includes mental health. Today’s refugee camps are home to millions of children who have lived through traumas that can cause them to become anxious, nervous, withdrawn and angry. Heart to Heart International wants to help these children. And one thing has been proven to help children cope with their emotions.

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Women of Haiti

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Haiti is the third poorest country in the world. Over 80 percent of women who work in Haiti work in informal jobs, with the average annual income of Haitian women almost half that of men ($1,250 US for women versus $2,247 US for men). Women who work as market vendors typically buy goods from other sources and resell them in the markets, paying anywhere from ($6.25-$43.75 US) per week for a stall in an official market. They spend long hours in the sun selling everything from fruits, vegetables and prepared foods, to clothing, shoes and household goods.

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Haitian Doctors Respond in Puerto Rico

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After Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico on September 20, the island was left without power, clean water or communication capabilities. People were in desperate need of help. And, on October 6, that help arrived from a most unexpected spot on the globe: the tiny island nation of Haiti, which itself is well-versed in the... 

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