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Children’s Day at Lar Mana

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The work with the Lar Mana orphanage continues to be both greatly challenging and rewarding. Children’s Day celebration at Lar Maná. The orphanage is regarded as a prized jewel by child-services in the city of Paulista, just north of Recife. Children from at-risk situations are referred to Lar Mana from child-services and are cared for […]

The Venezuelan refugees’ families (see video)

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When they leave their country, they migrate south into Brazil’s northernmost cities and towns. From there, they travel south to Brazil’s Northeast, where Recife is. Some continue even further south. Over 250,000 Venezuelans are now living as refugees in Brazil. Getting ready to take donations to the refugee families. We got to know some of […]

Lar Maná and the pandemic

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When it all started (mid-March), we suspended our computer classes and classes at our little school for a week. This is for children from 1 to 4 years old, who do not have schools in the public network. Lar Mana opened a little school for them. After that, we went back to activities with a […]

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me…”

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We have seen many news reports on TV here in Recife about the crises in Venezuela and how the people there have been suffering greatly. Hunger and violence have escalated to unbearable proportions. Thousands of people have been fleeing the country since 2016. I watched many reports on that crisis and how many were taking […]