Healthy Kids Day »

“Now show me how we should cough!” The smiling children raised their arms, play-coughing into their elbows, demonstrating their understanding to not spread more germs. It’s Healthy Kids Day in Haiti and everyone is learning. Back2Back Haiti staff member, Holly Ravenhorst, recently connected with Blessings International – a ministry who administers health assessments. “We wanted […]

To Provide Healing »

“When I was born, you Lola, were there for me and cared for me.” Tears streamed down Jessi’s face as she leaned down and embraced her older sister tightly. There wasn’t a dry eye at the party that night. Lola has long dreamt of her quinceñera. When she was fifteen, circumstances didn’t lend themselves to […]

Celebrating Growth »

Ricky, a 23-year old who has lived at Rancho since June of 2006, is unable to speak or see. He can understand when others are talking to him, and responds with motions and small noises. Ricky, along with others at Rancho, receives regular time with both physical and speech therapists and as a result, the […]

A [New] Home to Call Their Own »

Brenda walks over to the window in her new living room and pulls aside the curtain. The sun warms her face as she listens to her children talk in the background. The space for her children to play together is a new piece of Brenda’s story. Brenda, her husband Carlos, and their three children, Alex, […]

A Flourishing Home »

The India Hope Campus continues to flourish. Last summer, finishing touches on sports courts were made by visiting teams and the children are readily found playing sand volleyball, badminton, and basketball in their free time. In addition to new sports courts, the team/staff house is close to being finished. Staff hope a visiting team later this […]

Bringing Light »

The first week of March brought light to Jesus Name Children’s Home. Jesus Name Children’s Home used a generator for electricity, but only for special occasions. It lacks access to city power sources. In the beginning of March, a team visited Back2Back Haiti with SonLight Power, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Together, they installed a solar […]

Giving Their Time »

Children walked forward with bundles of bananas and watermelons and loaded them in the car. As fruit and bundles of art supplies filled the car, the children at Rukuba Children’s Home spoke excitedly en route to House of Recab, a local refugee home taking in orphans from Northern Nigeria. Director of the Rukuba Children’s Home, […]

The Power of Prayer »

“And Lord, we ask Your hand over Alondra’s desire to play soccer. We ask you to step into the sadness she feels and make a way for her to play, again. We love You, Lord. Amen.” Samuel, the house dad at Possibilities Children’s Home, had been praying this over 13-year old Alondra every night. Alondra, […]

Flourishing Storylines »

Grant and Kellee Keys, captains of FloreSer Children’s Home, are consistently working with caregivers and supporters to provide a safe, fun, healthy environment for the children. Recently, with the help of child sponsorship funds, a new hot water heater was purchased for the home. While physical needs are being met for the children at FloreSer, […]

A Future With Opportunities »

Fred points to the vaccination schedule on the white board. Solomon and Jairus listen attentively as their manager explains which pens need to receive certain vaccinations. It’s another busy day on the pig farm. Recently, with the intent of empowering villagers and putting dignity back into their work, Back2Back Nigeria stepped into a partnership with […]

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