What is "Join The Village"?

It Takes a Village to Raise
a Villa Girl

Did you know the average cost of raising a teenager in the U.S. is $1,100 a month? And that’s only the financial investment. When you also consider the emotional investment, time commitment, brainpower, and sheer physical energy…it’s no wonder raising a child is often called the hardest job in the world.  Now imagine trying to […]

 
 
One of the youngest Joseph granddaughters.

No to Slavery, Yes to Education in Haiti

In Haiti, public school is expensive, and countless mothers are faced with this decision: which of their children will have an education and a future, and which will not?

 
Wendel and his mother, Franchette, stand in front of their home.

A New Opportunity in Vernet, Haiti

Forward Edge has embarked on a new partnership in the southern Haitian city of Vernet, a community of about 3,000 people. As an organization, we feel called to partner with the people of Vernet, to come alongside them in both their challenges and their strengths.

 

Tips for Writing a Letter to Your Child

Writing to your sponsored child is so important, but it might sometimes be a little difficult to think of things to write–especially at first, when you’re just getting to know them. The following are some letter-writing tips that might help.

 
Social media can hurt rather than help child-sponsorship.

Why Can’t I Instant Message My Sponsored Child?

Social media today is one of the main ways people build relationships with each other. As a child sponsor, or a mission team member who’s thinking about sponsoring a child, you probably have the desire to build a lasting relationship with a child in need, and social media is a tempting outlet.

 
 

Nicaragua 101

All of your Villa Esperanza questions answered in one place!

 

Press Release: For the kids

Elevate Church in Vancouver, Wash. has teamed up with Vancouver-based Forward Edge International to help at-risk children living in extreme poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico.