Amy Lafferty

HHI Water Partnership Helping Communities in Puerto Rico

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Armando Torres, a 75-year-old great-grandfather, and Korean War veteran has lived in Puerto Rico his entire life, raising five children who have since given him 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The cheerful and devoted farmer grows papayas, potatoes and other vegetables in Barrio Paloma, a community of about 300 people nestled in Comerío in the central mountains. Those living in this rural community used a well next to Armando’s property for the water they needed to live and grow their crops. The system wasn’t advanced, but as long as the community had power, their needs were met. Then Hurricane Maria hit the island.  The damage from the September 20, 2017, storm included the destruction of structures, houses, crops, roads, power systems...

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Volunteer Medical Workers Save Girl in Rural Nepal

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Tree climbing is an almost universal childhood pastime. Kids the world over scale branches, one at a time, higher and higher, for a chance to glimpse their world from a different perspective. But with every climb, there is also a chance of a fall. And for one young girl in the remote village of Namatar... 

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Point of Care Labs and Impact

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When your muscles feel weak, your body tired and your head dizzy, it can be hard to find the energy and strength to go see a doctor. Now imagine you have no access to transportation, no phone and it’s bitterly cold outside. Seeing a medical professional can seem almost impossible. Safety net clinics around the... 

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World Refugee Day 2018

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Around the world, millions of women, children and men are forced to flee their homes, their communities, their countries. They find themselves in tent cities filled with others also escaping danger and desperation. No one asks to be born in areas where violence and persecution prevail. No one wants to raise children who are terrified of a bomb dropping on their home. No one dreams of living in an economy so depressed that no one can afford to buy food to dampen the hunger in their empty bellies.

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HHI Responds to Volcano Fuego

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June 15th, 2018 – Guatemala’s deadly Fuego volcano eruption on Sunday, June 3, 2018, sent ash and gas into the air and killed more people than any other time in the recorded history of the site. Heart to Heart International has a team in Guatemala, assessing needs, working in conjunction with partners on the ground... 

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Celebrating 2018 Nurses Week: Kimberla Nutting

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Heart to Heart International could not function without dedicated volunteers in all aspects of our organization. In honor of National Nurses Week, we are highlighting a few of our amazing nurses who have volunteered or worked with HHI, bringing help and hope to those in need. For more than a decade, Kimberla Nutting has been... 

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Celebrating 2018 Nurses Week: Krista Reha

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Heart to Heart International could not function without dedicated volunteers in all aspects of our organization. In honor of National Nurses Week, we are highlighting a few of our amazing nurses who have volunteered or worked with HHI, bringing help and hope to those in need. When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in August of 2017... 

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Celebrating 2018 Nurses Week: Annie Borden

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Heart to Heart International could not function without dedicated volunteers in all aspects of our organization. In honor of National Nurses Week, we are highlighting a few of our amazing nurses who have volunteered or worked with HHI, bringing help and hope to those in need. While Annie Borden has volunteered for other disaster responses... 

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Celebrating 2018 Nurses Week: Ludnie France Janvier

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Heart to Heart International could not function without dedicated volunteers in all aspects of our organization. In honor of National Nurses Week, we are highlighting a few of our amazing nurses who have volunteered or worked with HHI, bringing help and hope to those in need. Ludnie France Janvier was living in Les Cayes, a... 

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Celebrating 2018 Nurses Week: Claire Liszkay

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Heart to Heart International could not function without dedicated volunteers in all aspects of our organization. In honor of National Nurses Week, we are highlighting a few of our amazing nurses who have volunteered or worked with HHI, bringing help and hope to those in need. “Nursing plays an essential role in disaster response,” Claire... 

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