The story of Mia’s life is one of a redeemed past opening doors to a new future.
Her mom remarried when she was fairly young, and from that moment on, Mia’s life wasn’t the same anymore.
Block 38 is a lively, urban-poor community located in Mandaluyong City. The neighborhood is congested with more than 16,000 citizens crowded into narrow lanes and small houses.
Crooked alleyways are crammed with sari-sari stories, food stalls and packs of children running between pedestrian traffic.
During a recent visit to one country in Southeast Asia, I had the opportunity to meet with twenty Hmong pastors from multiple villages throughout the country.
In an outlying neighborhood of Mumbai, you can purchase candles in the shape of different body parts. You burn them as offerings for anywhere you may feel pain or have a sickness.
Growing up, Claudia was constantly on the move. Her parents’ jobs took the family from country to country, and her young life was a blur of one new school after another. She focused on her studies, though, and was very academically gifted, so she finished high school at age 15.
Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Albania, the government has taken very strict measures to contain the disease and protect people. This situation caught us all unprepared; but for Roma communities, more than anyone, this lockdown is like the end of the world.
Of course, the hot topic on most everyone's mind at this time is COVID-19. That is no different here in India. Most of the country was waiting anxiously to hear what decision the Prime Minister would make about the deadline for the "curfew" imposed earlier.
Since March 24th, the Cuban government has shut down all tourism, hotels, schools and local transportation services in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Borders have also been shut down, cutting off major sources of supplies and the ability for many to find work.