Rebekah Kates Lemke is the branded content writer for Catholic Relief Services. Previously, she was a web producer and editor for CRS and worked in television news for 15 years. She is based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Millions of children live in residential care facilities, often known as “orphanages,” but 80-90% of these children have a living parent. Through research we know that children living in loving, nurturing families have better outcomes than those who grow up in residential care.
Foreign aid saves lives. Poverty-focused international assistance is only 1% of our nation’s budget, yet it does a world of good. Here are 5 programs foreign aid from the United States supports.
Motherhood around the world. Every day, we at Catholic Relief Services work with millions of mothers. These women are all connected by one major theme: love. We hope you see yourself or a loved one in each of these women's stories.
Peter Kamau spent his childhood in an orphanage. He says we must do better to keep children connected to their families.