June 27, 2012
I have always wanted to help those in extreme poverty but never knew how best to do it. I read about Care for Life in the Deseret News and I felt that their methods were effective and brought about permanent change. I read more about them on their website. I was impressed by their statistics and their focus on family and self-sustenance. I love that they do not give handouts but teach families and communities to make goals and accomplish them. After people meet their goals Care for Life rewards them with things they could not have obtained on their own, but they still had to earn it. Its a beautiful system and I believe it is the answer to extreme poverty worldwide. We have many resources to help people but unless we change lives and teach people to take care of themselves, those resources will be wasted. I felt like finding this organization was an answer to prayers. I'm not able to volunteer abroad but I looked at their website and found an opportunity to be a photo editor. I edit photos taken by volunteers in Mozambique so they can be used for the media. Now I feel like i am making a real and permanent difference. I love to edit photos of those people in Mozambique and see the joy in their faces. I know that Care for Life has brought them hope for the future and joy in the present.
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