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Changing the face of poverty.
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PCI is an international nonprofit health and development organization that positively impacted more than 5.8 million lives in 2013. For more than 50 years, PCI has supported communities around the world to prevent disease, improve community health, promoting women's empowerment and gender equality, and making sustainable impact.

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"#MyMama was born in Panama in 1946. Her family moved to the rural south of the US some years later, where her only career options were to become a secretary or a teacher. She chose the latter, and was teaching in South Carolina public schools when they were finally forcefully desegregated in the early 1970s (yes, it was that backwards).

She went on to have three children by a Vietnam veteran who was often violent and abusive. On the last day of school in 1984, #MyMama packed up her kids and what belongings she could and left. She was a single mom who worked three jobs to scrape by, but she was safe and her children never knew how hard it was for her to pull off.

#MyMama taught me self-respect, humility, courage, the notion of sacrifice, the value of hard work, and the importance of contributing to a larger cause. She was only 42 when she passed away and never saw her kids grow up, but she is with me every day.

#MyMama was an empowered woman who inspired me to become one as well. It is my mission in this world to pass along the same lessons my daughter. Together, we can change the options that are available to women and girls - family by family, group by group, community by community - so that we all have the freedom to reach our potential and the capacity to live a happy life."
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"From the mamas we work with, we get a humbling sense of awe. We start by helping them realize their full potential. Then we try to get out of their way as they realize their potential is boundless. We have learned that regardless of what we go in to teach a mama, we come away having learned so much more."
The past several weeks of celebrating our mamas have been amazing. We’ve taken a closer look at some of our programs that work with powerful mamas around the world.
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Give in honor of all the times she carried you through life: pciglobal.org/mymama. #MyMama
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We are identifying immediate strategies to respond to the devastating earthquake in Nepal by coordinating with partners on the ground and through our program in northern India. To support us and our partners' efforts, please consider donating: http://goo.gl/bRTWpj.
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Here’s to the women who’ve shaped us. Help us continue to empower people around the world by donating in honor of a special woman in your life: pciglobal.org/mymama.
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Thank you for your recognition, +Adrian Morales :)
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"She's been there for me on the biggest days of my life, and all the little ones in between. As I've gotten older she's become more than just #MyMama, she's become a best friend. She's taught me a lot about being a good partner, provider, mom and friend. She worked full-time my whole life, which showed me that I can have a career and be there for my family. She is also instilled in my sister and I a strong sense of independence--encouraging us to follow our dreams no matter where they took us, even when it was hard for her to have us live far away. #MyMama is smart, compassionate, funny, sensitive and tenacious all at the same time and I hope I continue to grow into a woman like her. I love you mom!"
-Kelsey
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Give a Mother’s Day gift that works as hard as she does. A donation to PCI in honor of your mama supports our work around the globe: pciglobal.org/mymama.
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This one's for the mamas. #MyMama
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Being a mother is ___. #MyMama
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Give her a Mother’s Day gift that spreads the love this year. Donate today in honor of mom: pciglobal.org/mymama. #MyMama
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"#MyMama made me curious about the world around me. It was summer, I could have only been eight-years-old, and we lived in a dusty patch of the middle of nowhere. One day my mom took me and my little siblings to the library, told us to each pick out a book about another country and we spent the rest of the summer learning about the culture, crafts and food of far off places. We were kids in the desert, an hour away from the nearest mall, but she made us feel like the whole world was at our doorstep. I don’t think she knows what a big impact that had on me, but I know it buried wanderlust deep in my brain. #MyMama has been so supportive of my globetrotting and is always there to help me with my next adventure. The crazy thing is that she is originally from rural North Dakota and, while she made it to the West Coast, has never traveled much (let alone left the country). She is one of the most caring, hardworking, giving people I know and does everything possible to make sure her children have all the opportunity the world has to offer."
-Ashley
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+Adrian Morales We would love to see a story of your mother! Share your photo and story here or on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PCIGlobal) we're sharing a few of our favorites :)
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"#MyMama Inspires me daily to be a better person as she effortlessly shows kindness, compassion and love to anyone that she encounters. Immigrating to America from Trinidad as a young pre-teen, without her parents, her being is a constant reminder that there is nothing that I cannot overcome. Forced to take care of herself at such a young age in a foreign country, my mother spent a lot of her young life working and carrying responsibilities that most children were not obligated to even think about.

Hearing about her stories of her life and experiences as a young girl always left me thinking how strong my mother is and how strong I could be. Though she did not have the support or means to go to college, my mom has always motivated my sister and I to continue our education, be healthy and live the life that she always dreamed that her kids could have in America...She has made sacrifices and worked so hard so that my siblings and I could have a life much better than the life that was the reality for her and my other family living in Trinidad.

I can say now as a young adult, my mom is STILL my superhero...Thank you to #MyMama for making me into the strong, motivated woman that I am today. Because of her, I see no limits."
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You truly have an awesome mom. :)

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