Tag: hope

Hope for change in Mexico

BY AIXA MARÍN, CO-ORDINATOR OF RED VIVA MEXICO Mexico is a country of enormous proportions and sharp contrasts. However, despite representing more than 30 per cent of the population, children here are barely noticeable in the statistics. This invisibility of childhood and adolescence has led authorities and society in general to a misconception: that the …

New Beginnings and Fresh Starts

BY VICTORIA PRICE Health educators through Viva’s partner network, CRANE, in Uganda, are being equipped with life-saving knowledge on maternal and child health, which they are passing on to local communities through their peer-to-peer activities. Eighteen peer educators in two districts in Kampala have now reached over 1,000 parents and their children. With increased maternal …

You are loved, you have hope, you are not alone

BY HANNAH BARR YOU ARE LOVED Outside of my work for Viva I help lead the youth work at my church in Oxford and last month I took some teenagers to the Christian festival, Soul Survivor, which involved camping for five days. Now, I hate camping. It is not something I consider fun and even …

Heartbreak and hope

BY LIZ CROSS Four children were playing on the streets of Guatemala City when they were approached by a man who offered them food to coax them into his house. Three of the children regularly attended workshops run by Viva’s partner network, Viva Guatemala, and knew not to trust the man. But the other boy, …

Threads of hope

BY KEZIA M’CLELLAND What does hope look like, and where can we find it? I’ve come to discover that hope emerges in the most unlikely of places – even in a dusty, dangerous refugee camp – and when it does it can change everything. After nearly six years of conflict, Syria’s children continue to face …

HIV/Aids hope for Harare

In a study done in 2014, HIV and AIDS came up as the most threatening thing to families in Zimbabwe.