Learned Helplessness

How can we support people in finding ways to overcome their dependency and helplessness even when they are not the ones to blame? The process of overcoming helplessness and dependency starts with the heart and mind, and is anchored in hope.

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Changing the Cycle: The Health Crisis of Period Poverty

Like many other students in Kenya, Jane’s life has been affected by the cycle of poverty. Although she is old enough to attend secondary school, the difficulties of purchasing basic needs have taken away many educational opportunities. Whenever she had her menstrual cycle, she would miss school. Unable to afford sanitary pads, Jane either shared…

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Breaking the Bondage of Dependency

Dependency is not something that can be easily talked about.  It’s not anything that anyone truly wants to own up to. You definitely don’t brag about it. I’m sure that few ever say “I’m so glad that I’m wholly dependent on this other person for my every need”. Though we were created to thrive in…

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