…A BEAUTIFUL THING
The civil war in South Sudan forced Akim and Lim to flee their homes. Both made it across the border to Ethiopia, but their safety came at a heavy price: Akim was separated from his parents, while Lim’s family had to flee attacks from militants.
But thanks to the support of people like you, our child-friendly spaces can give Akim and Lim the care they need to come to terms with everything they’ve been through.
The pair have forged a special friendship. “Lim’s become my best friend,” says Akim, “We both love playing football together. We come here every day now.”
…A UNIQUE CONNECTION
In Cambodia, five-year-old Chana means the world to her Mum, Lem La. “I love my mum because she takes care of me always,” Chana says.
Lem La has lived her whole life in poverty. Now climate change is making it even harder for her to earn an income from growing crops. But joining a savings group supported by Plan International has given her a boost.
“With the income from the interest, I was able to buy a used bicycle to take Chana to school,” she says. It’s thanks to people like you that Lem La can help Chana keep learning, giving her every chance for the future.
…THE TIME YOU SPEND TOGETHER
In the Philippines, Danica and Darwin used to have to get up at dawn to fetch water for their family.
“We carried 20-litre cans using our cows. It was hard, it was steep and often the path was slippery. It made me late for school,” says Darwin.
But thanks to Plan International supporters, that has all changed. We dug wells for fresh, clean water in their community, which means Danica and Darwin can do what children should be doing – stretching their minds at school. Their new-found free time also gives this brother and sister something special: quality time to share. Without the support of people like you, it simply wouldn’t be possible.