Unleashing the power of (every)ONE!

"The needs are great, and none of us — including me — ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love. And, together, we can do something wonderful." – Mother Teresa

This quote is one of my all-time favorites. In addition to being inspirational, it reminds me that all change begins with a single individual.

Yet, while one person can serve as a catalyst, big change only happens when many people pull in the same direction. And, when that's the case — together — we become an unstoppable force for good.

Making changes for a more impactful future

Lately, throughout our entire organization, we've been talking a great deal about transformation. Actually, we've been doing much more than just talking about it; we've been working to make transformation happen.

“What have you been up to?” you may ask. We’ve been:

  • Assessing our programs
  • Honing what we do best
  • Focusing less on relieving the symptoms of poverty and focusing more on its root causes.

Our goal: Eradicate poverty for your child. Period.

Imagining how much more impact we can have!

A few months ago, I met with six young adults who had graduated from our program more than a decade ago who are now financially independent. But their economic successes only revealed part of their phenomenal transformations.

In taking advantage of the programs you make possible, these young people also enriched lives — both their own and the people around them. They developed gratitude and a commitment to give back — a ripple effect of compassion and generosity.

That ripple began with you.

Today, each of these young people volunteers his and her time and talents helping children and youth in their own communities. They are amazing examples of the power of ONE. Even more exciting? There are thousands more just like them!

They are such an inspiration. And so are YOU, as you are the ONE who enabled these transformations. When every ONE is doing his or her part, we have the power of (every)ONE at work. And that truly changes the world!

A volunteer hugs sponsored kids at an event in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

A group effort

Thank you for caring. Thank you for acting.

Thank YOU for being ONE who creates ripple effects that are positively making this a better world. Your generous actions will outlive your life and add to the work of many other ONEs.

So, again, thank you for being ONE very important part of this movement.

I hope you’re as excited as I am to see just how far we can go, together!

Susana Eshleman

p.s. we're so delighted to have you on our team!

Girls in Quito hold hands

Eager to learn more? Read all about our plan for real impact here.


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