who we are + what we do

klerigi (kle-ree-gee) means “God enlightens” in Esperanto, the language of hope. We exist to provide hope to the hopeless, as stated by Jesus “whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” – Mark 9:36.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), children and adolescents with diseases in low- and middle-income countries are four times more likely to die of the disease than children in high-income countries. This is because their illnesses are not diagnosed, they are often forced to abandon treatment due to high costs, and the health professionals entrusted with their care lack specialized training.

We exist because people matter, no matter where they live. The families, children and youth we get to serve rise in under deserving communities in developing countries where the access to medicine, emotional and spiritual support is sometimes nonexistent, and if so, the costs are quite high. As a result, we partner with local nonprofits who work on daily cases of children and youth suffering from diseases like cancer, Fraser syndrome, lupus, and genetical disorders.

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