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Operation Blessing provides the necessary materials to construct a school building in Myanmar

Building a strong foundation

Operation Blessing provides the necessary materials to construct a school building in Myanmar

LER RI, Myanmar – Over a hundred students attend the Ler Ri primary school in the war-torn region of Karen State, and that number is on the rise. However, the small bamboo and teak leaf hut that houses the school is declining.

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Operation Blessing helps a family overcome hunger by giving them the supplies to make hammocks

Hammocks full of hope

Operation Blessing helps a family overcome hunger by giving them the supplies to make hammocks

SAN JOSE VILLANUEVA, El Salvador – With a lot of hard work and determination, Yesenia and her husband built a successful business weaving colorful hammocks, finally earning enough to pay rent, purchase food for their two children and invest in new materials to keep the business going.

But their growing business did not go unnoticed, and a local gang threatened to harm Yesenia and her family if they did not give them at least two months’ salary.

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Operation Blessing aids earthquake victims with the clean up and recovery process

Bringing hope to earthquake victims

Operation Blessing aids earthquake victims with the clean up and recovery process

NAPA, California – It was a few minutes after 3 a.m. when Jean awoke to complete chaos in her quiet trailer park in Napa. The damage caused by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake and the fires that occurred soon after wreaked havoc on her little community, damaging several homes and burning others to the ground.

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Major earthquake strikes northern California.

Earthquake strikes California

Major earthquake strikes northern California.

CALIFORNIA – Northern California sustained a 6.0-magnitude earthquake yesterday—the strongest the region has experienced in 25 years—doing more than $1 billion in damages and leaving 70,000 without power.

Fires broke out across the region, roads have cracked and buckled and dozens of water main breaks have been reported. The quake was followed by more than 50 aftershocks, according to officials.

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Donated medicine brings hope to the hurting

Hope for healing: Donated medicine saves lives

Donated medicine brings hope to the hurting

PRIMAVERA, El Salvador – When sixteen-year-old Fiorela woke up one morning with extreme pain in her side, nausea and a fever, her mother Juana knew she would have to see a doctor right away.

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Iraqi Christians escaping ISIS need aid

Emergency aid for Iraqi Christians escaping ISIS

Iraqi Christians escaping ISIS need aid

KURDISTAN – As ISIS threatens Christians and minority groups in Iraq, thousands of families are fleeing with only the clothes on their backs—in desperate search of safety.

Many Christian families fleeing for their lives have taken refuge in Erbil, Kurdistan, where a local church has opened its doors to those in need.

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Community health workers bring aid and awareness to their communities

Bringing health to Kenyan communities

Community health workers bring aid and awareness to their communities

KENYA – When he got the emergency call, Joshua rushed to the home of an 80-year-old grandmother in his village who was struggling with diabetes.

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A litle girl stands inside a portable bomb shelter provided by Operation Blessing

Hope for hurting families in Israel

A litle girl stands inside a portable bomb shelter provided by Operation Blessing to help protect families in Israel

As tensions remain high in Gaza, Israeli children and families near the border live in continuous fear and uncertainty, knowing a devastating attack could occur at any moment.

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Operation Blessing brings hope and health to a young shepherdess in the mountains of Peru

Precious gifts for Rosita

Operation Blessing brings hope and health to a young shepherdess in the mountains of Peru

QUEJON MOCCO, Peru – Each morning, 9-year-old Rosita treks more than 40 minutes across the hills of her highland community to school, where she is able to gain the invaluable education she needs.

And when classes are over for the day, Rosita eagerly heads home to help her mother by spending her afternoons tending her family’s sheep in the mountain pastures.

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To help Maria start a new life for her family, OB Honduras is equipping her with all the tools and supplies she needs to start her own tortilla business.

Risking their lives to reach the U.S. border

Wanting a better life for her infant son, 21-year-old Maria knew she would have to pay a high price to get them to the border

HONDURAS – Wanting a better life for her infant son, 21-year-old Maria* knew she would have to pay a high price to get them to the border, but she never dreamed it could potentially cost them their lives.

Unable to find work in Honduras and desperate to escape a life of poverty, Maria made the decision to leave home and take her son Eduardo* to the border. Even in a group led by coyotes (guides), the dangerous journey north put Maria and Eduardo at constant risk of being trafficked or even killed—a fate for many trying to reach the border.

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