Letter from the Editor
Last month, you generously supported Plan’s Water Fund and joined us to raise awareness for the 663 million people who don’t have access to safe, drinkable water. On International Women’s Day, we celebrated Plan’s commitment to women’s economic empowerment and our Global Women in Management program.
This month, there is more reason for hope. While this spring marks the two-year anniversary of the Ebola virus that devastated West Africa and the one-year anniversary of an earthquake that ravaged Nepal, we should recognize the work we’ve accomplished together in both instances and renew our commitment to continued progress.
On World Malaria Day, April 25, let's commit again to beat malaria, while recognizing the impact we’ve made so far. Through your support of programs such as Plan’s that distribute bed nets to vulnerable populations, you've helped reduce the malaria mortality rate by 60 percent globally over the last 15 years.
Together, we are making headway. Together, we plan to remain hopeful!
Did you #GiveDifferently with a Gift of Hope?
This Month's Articles:
Sponsor Stories: An “Amazing Experience”
Following a recent sponsored child visit to the Dominican Republic, the reaction of Jim Benson’s 11-year-old son, Jonah, said it all.
“When we were leaving their home, my son expressed that it had been the ‘best day of his life,’” Jim said.
Find out why meeting their sponsored child was special for the whole family.
Youth and Economic Empowerment: Five Ways Plan is Partnering With Youth
For Plan International USA, youth are important partners in our mission to end the cycle of poverty and create a better, more sustainable world. From our advocacy work here at home, to our program work abroad, youth are vital to everything we do.
Here are just five ways youth are an integral part of “the Plan.”
Disaster & Conflict: EBOLA TWO YEARS ON: “Life is Still Tough and We Are Still Suffering”
Having lost her husband and her son to the deadly disease, 25-year-old Ebola survivor Fatta is still struggling to pick up the pieces.
Although it has not been easy, she is slowly moving forward, building the life she intended for herself and her family.
Find out how Plan International has helped her get through these most difficult of times.