As the saying goes, you can't save the world, but you can save a little piece of it. In 2012, when founder John Coulter was traveling in the Philippines, Micah, age 8, asked for some help. Thinking she might have lost something in the mud, he replied "sure, what do you need?" and the answer was unexpected. "Can you take me back to America when you go? It's dirty here and I'm always hungry".
The Borjan Children's Fund was born. Reasoning that education was the best way to break the cycle of poverty, with a little help Micah began attending a Montessori school in nearby Surigao City where she thrived and achieved straight A's. Ten years later, Micah earned a scholarship to a pre-med curriculum. All she needed was a chance.
The Fund expanded to include medical needs, dental care, nutritional care and disaster relief for a growing number of children with up to 18 in semi-private school by 2020. Today, with help from people like you, other children can have the same chance Micah got.