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Thankful: Words of Gratitude From Around the World

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Although not all cultures celebrate Thanksgiving, people all around the world find things to be thankful for. From El Salvador to Zimbabwe, gratitude takes many forms and always cultivates hope. Here are some of the many ways people have expressed gratitude this year.

Sissay

ETHIOPIA | WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

“Thank you to Convoy of Hope and its partners. The organization has reached me during a critical time of my life.”

Bijayata

NEPAL | CHILDREN’S FEEDING

“The feeding program in our school has helped us a lot. I really want to thank all the people behind this support. This has helped us mentally and physically.”

Jael

PHILIPPINES | CHILDREN’S FEEDING

“I am thankful to Convoy of Hope for the nutritious meals that you are providing to us.”

Eva

PHILIPPINES | WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

“I am so thankful that I was able to celebrate my 61st birthday [while] having good physical and spiritual health. I think it’s really a blessing to have a long life and I’ll always be thankful to the Lord for that.”

Zala

ETHIOPIA | WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

“My older son recently graduated from a private college. It was our happiest moment. It’s like my dream has come true.”

Wesley

HAITI | AGRICULTURE

“God gave me a boy, and now he gave me a beautiful baby girl.”

Taci

ETHIOPIA | WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

“We are getting good rain this time. As a result, there is enough pasture in the field now. I am sending the cows to the field for grazing. The expense I spent to buy forage has significantly reduced.”

Fulton

NICARAGUA | AGRICULTURE

“A long time ago, we struggled in our work. What I have seen is that we are blessed from God. The last production cycle, we had an excellent harvest.”

Karla

HONDURAS | WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

“My son’s birthday was on June 6. We made a great effort and saved some money for 3 months to be able to make a simple party for him. He very much wanted an animal piñata.”

Surya

NEPAL | AGRICULTURE

“When I look back at my struggles and difficulties, seeing my present situation, I feel very blessed!”

Chet

NEPAL | AGRICULTURE

“I have started to sell tomatoes in the market and within my village. This has helped me to pay my debt. Another change in my life is we didn’t have to buy vegetables from the market as we get enough from our garden. When you give, you will be blessed.”

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