Child United

It was a trip that changed her life forever…

It’s rare to find those instances in life when something shakes you to the core. Everything that
once mattered, doesn’t seem as important as it was before. It happened to our founder,
Christine Umayam, as she traveled on a family vacation to the Philippines in January 2006.

It was supposed to be just that… a vacation but it turned into something more. You see,
Christine couldn’t go back to her normal life in America. She couldn’t forget those images of
children she saw on the streets. Christine continued to ask herself why extreme poverty existed
in the world, why we allow it. So a year later, she went back to the Philippines to figure out why
she couldn’t get those images of children out of her mind.

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