Game Day »

The sun shone bright on the flat, green turf of the Olympic Training Center in Haiti. The children from Jesus Name and Lighthouse Children’s Homes lined the edge of the field facing a visiting team from Furman University. It was game day, and excitement was in the air. “Every year, there is a soccer match […]

Dreaming Hands-On »

Five sets of feet rest on the concrete while eyes and hands work busily beneath the truck. Each teen listens carefully for the next set of instructions, eyes following the hands of their leader, watching each move and memorizing the why behind it. They excitedly ask questions as they come, eager to learn more, soaking […]

Introducing a New Staff Team in Cancun! »

2018 has brought significant change to Back2Back’s Cancun site. As we continue the work of developing and equipping Strong Families, Back2Back wants to welcome and introduce you to a new staff team! Rodo and Becca Arguello will be co-directing the Cancun site. Rodo and Becca have been on staff with Back2Back for over ten years, […]

A Cleaning Brigade of Strong Moms »

“What do you need done today?” The team of moms awaited an answer, cleaning supplies and energy in hand. “Well, I haven’t moved my refrigerator in a long time. . . the space probably needs cleaned,” came the response. No further discussion was necessary, the women just got to work. Back2Back staff Lili and Rosario […]

Defying the Odds »

Victor’s back was to the kitchen in Rancho de los Niños Children’s Home. He watched Ada, a volunteer at the home, as she got up. His big, brown eyes followed her until she walked out of his line of sight. He heard her enter the kitchen to prepare his lunch. He slowly leaned back as […]

Life on His Own »

“Antonio!” Lorena, a Hope Program parent, called for the Hope student. “Antonio!” But her calls went unanswered. Then she heard a low murmur in a nearby room where her husband, Jose, kept carpentry projects. She smiled to herself, knowing now why Antonio wasn’t responding. She walked the short distance to the small workshop and found […]

New Partnership with Hope Children’s Home »

In November of 2017, Back2Back India entered into a new partnership with Hope Children’s Home located in a village two hours from the Back2Back Campus. Martin Luther and Prasana Katha have cared for seven girls since the summer of 2016. The van pulled in after school and big, brown eyes peeked through the windows at […]

Developing Mentors »

“Pleeeeeeeease, can I stay a little longer?” Japheth looked at his caregiver, Sunday Yashim, from Kids with a Vision Foundation Children’s Home. “Pleeeeeease?” He smiled at Sunday for good measure as he waited for the answer. “Okay. You can stay until tonight!” He smiled at Japheth, pleased to see his excitement. Japheth, 15, is the […]

Providing Celebration »

The huge ball of Saran Wrap sat in the middle of the table. The teens at Jesus Name Children’s Home could see small treats and toys hidden beneath the layers of plastic. Wadson Delvar, Back2Back staff, explained the game to the children. Each of them would get a turn to unwrap the ball of Saran […]

A Future Worth the Fight »

Luis watched his mom collect pesos and count back change to the customer, who had just purchased a pair of shoes. She smiled at Luis’ mom before leaving. He watched his mom write down the purchase on a yellow pad of paper. There’s gotta be an easier way to keep records of what we sell, […]

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