My Childhood Dream

Instead of playing, enjoying hot meals with my family, sleeping and going to school, the best I could hope for was that car owners would let me clean their windshields and give me a small amount of money, or maybe even a generous tip as payment so I could buy some food for my mother […]

Music Wellness Program At A New Level

Developed and undertaken by the Moms Against Poverty in Cambodia, the “Music Wellness Workshop” program, reinvents the meaning of social work by engaging struggling teens in therapeutic, creative interests. Often due to the high cost of the equipment and private instructions, in third world or developing countries pursuing creative arts such as: music, painting, videography […]

More Than Just A Preschool

In Senegal, child mortality remains a large concern. For every thousand children born in Senegal, 44 will before reaching the age of five. This rate is seven times higher than in the United States, and reflects a lack of proper nutrition and healthcare. MAP’s preschools provide a foundation for children and families, and are much […]

Providing A Safety Net For U.S. School Districts

Moms Against Poverty has provided a consistent safety net of support for the Castro Valley School District. “Knowing that we have this wonderful resource twice a month gives us this sense of security,” said Nancy Nodal, Community Liaison for the CVUSD. The school district is located in one of the largest unincorporated townships in the […]

A New Teacher for MAP Cambodia School!

Sok Ry, a MAP Cambodia student since 2012 Located in the small village of Prek Lvea, one hour distance from Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, finding good teachers for MAP’s Cambodia school comes along with many challenges. Teachers who commute from Phnom Penh have quite a journey, in which they must take the ferry that crosses […]

Impact of your Generosity in Iran

My childhood was really tough. My parents’ disabilities and having nowhere to live but at my aunt’s house, made it very hard. Still, among all the problems, my younger sister’s smile was the thing that kept me going. Now, weddings are always joyful occasions, but my cousin’s wedding was disastrous for us. It meant we […]

Norooz Reflections

Growing up, Norooz always meant family gatherings, delicious sabzi polo mahi, picking out new clothes, the exchange of crisp $2 bills, and the joy and laughter that is so uniquely tied to being around extended family and loved ones during this special time of year. Even as an adult, I still get excited in the […]

Families in Need

A few months ago, we told you the story of how internal migration in Senegal has impacted our work and the communities we serve. Built in 2018, our preschool in Mbour’s Medina (locally known as Madinatou Salam) serves a unique purpose. Many of these same migrants come to settle in this district. This is the […]

Donor Impact In The United States

Our efforts in the United States have grown substantially within the past year. Due to the conditions throughout 2020, it was a trying year for most of our Bay Area families, whether dealing with fires or COVID-19, causing over 50 million people to experience food insecurity. In addition, many have lost their jobs or had […]

What’s New in Nepal?

Our efforts in Nepal continue to grow substantially, in partnership with Sunsar Maya, a local NGO on the ground providing educational opportunities to better the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in Nepal. With their support we were able to provide life-saving food and supplies to families living in extreme poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]