Daryna went from a young hospital patient to a medical graduate

Daryna grew up knowing her way around hospitals. As a little girl, she was constantly sick with a kidney condition. But this inspired her passion for medicine – she wanted to make a difference. Although the hospital was not her ideal setting as a child, her time there gave her a firm goal in life: …

Asie’s Health Triumphs: Striving for better health

Aise’s mother and father were living every parent’s fear: not being able to feed their kids. Many children at our sponsor sites do not have a healthy diet, resulting in malnutrition, anemia, and other health concerns. Four-year-old Aise needed to improve her health after her nurse was concerned for her wellbeing. Aise relied on Chalice’s …

Making Dreams Possible: The Gift of Sponsorship

From elementary all the way to tossing her cap at graduation, María Belén is thankful for being sponsored while growing up. Due to sponsorship “I am the person I am,” she says. “Since my primary studies, [my sponsor has been] a great support – not only for me but for my family.” They helped her …

Vivian chooses Families over Fear

Vivian, a busy mother of five, overcame her biggest fear – public speaking. Like many, getting up in front of a group of people scared her. However, when Chalice’s sponsor site in Tondo was searching for volunteers, she decided to step out of her comfort zone. She began facilitating Chalice’s programs to help the families …

Joy in the Dining Room after Emergency Repairs

Ivanna and Victor would have greeted visitors with a warm hug last year. But their house would have been cold. The couple and their five children live in a rural village near our Ternopil sponsor site in Ukraine. Ivanna works with the elderly for minimum wage in the village. Victor is a tractor driver and …