How Sponsorship Completely Changed Eunice’s Life

When MaryAnne first looked at the sea of children in a Chalice sponsorship booklet, Eunice’s eyes stood out.   Compared to all the other children, she looked “so sad,” MaryAnne shared in an interview.  At the time, MaryAnne worked as Chalice’s International Operations Manager for Latin America. She already sponsored one child, and wanted to …

Peruvian Chocotejas

Chocotejas are a traditional dessert from Peru! Originally from Ica, in the south of Lima, this delicious dessert is filled with “manjar blanco”, or “dulce de leche”, along with pecans, walnuts, fig, raisins, and coconut flakes.   It’s common for people from other Peruvian regions to travel to Ica just for delicious chocotejas they can …

A Q&A With Chris Bray

Introducing…Chris Bray!  Chris is a Catholic speaker, musician, and author who spends his days travelling across the country, giving people hope by helping them draw closer to Christ. He inspires people everywhere he goes, and from them, he draws encouragement and motivation to grow his ministry.   He’s partnering with Chalice to speak at the …

Why Critical Needs are Critically Important

Real talk: maybe you haven’t heard about Chalice’s critical needs program. Or maybe you have heard of it, but you’re less clear on what it accomplishes. In our latest blog post, we’re here to fill in the blanks, and nothing does that better than the story of Meru County’s soon-to-be newest hairdresser.   Yvonne is studying …

Chalice Supporters Made One Family’s Life ‘Beautiful’

Picture Jesmolita, the eldest daughter of three siblings, living near our Orissa site in India. She and her family lived in a small old house, striving to get by on a humble budget.   In short, it was challenging – at one point, they couldn’t even afford adequate food and clothing. A good education was an …

A Helping Hand for Marco

When Brother Marcelin first met Marco, he saw a boy who would someday be a great man.   Br. Marcelin, director of Chalice’s Haiti South site, knew Marco had the potential to accomplish all his dreams. To get there, though, he desperately needed a helping hand.  Marco suffered from a disease called lichen planus, an inflammatory skin …

An Update On Our Sites in Ukraine

As many of our supporters know, Ukraine is in the middle of a tense political conflict with Russia. Chalice serves three sites in Ukraine: Lviv, Ternopil, and Pochaiv. Sponsored children and their families are safe, and the needs of families have not changed. They’re still dealing with COVID-19 and an increased cost of living, putting …

How Education Breaks the Cycle of Poverty

Since 1992, Chalice has told anyone who will listen about the cycle of poverty. It’s the thing that keeps families poor through generations, and one of our key goals is breaking it.   We’re big believers that the first step in that process is education. For many in the developing world, education isn’t a matter of enrolling in a public primary school and getting …