José Manuel gives back to his community with immense gratitude after choosing the right career

José Manuel could not brush it off.  As the recent high school grad listened to a vocational guidance workshop the thought of becoming a barber started to grow on him.   This is precisely what the Cañete sponsor site staff hoped would happen. They had designed the workshop to help guide sponsored high school students and …

Plant kindness during this season of love, growth, and blooming.

Spring has sprung! Spring is known for new beginnings; it is a wonderful time of year to brighten others’ lives after a long winter season. Chalice’s gift catalogue has gifts for all the milestones on your calendar such as baby showers, baptisms, weddings, birthdays, and graduations. There are so many great events to be celebrated, …

Lunch is ready! Asembo students line up for warm lunch thanks to Chalice donors

A healthy lunch and a focused mind go hand in hand. Hungry students at our Asembo site, Kenya, find they cannot focus or remain alert in the classroom. Research shows struggling students are more likely to drop out of school. Many people can relate to the difficulty of thinking, listening, and concentrating when they are hungry. 

A booming business, a motorcycle repair shop in Peru

Roxana, mother of Adriano, a child in our Chiclayo site in Peru, isn’t afraid of stereotypes. In her community, women don’t become motorcycle mechanics, but Roxana did.   Every day, she goes to work with pride, knowing that she is now able to provide for her two-year-old son. Adriano stays with Roxana’s mother while she’s tuning up …

Vulnerable children overcoming malnutrition in Paraguay

Every day, about 100 children visit the Open Centre in our CMAVIL site in Paraguay. The centre offers social recreation, after-school homework assistance, and a lunch program.    Evelin is a three-year-old child who lives with her mom, Diana, and two older sisters. “Evelin is the youngest of the three,” Sr. Miguela describes, “and when we …