SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT: EMILY HUGHES

SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT: EMILY HUGHES

At These Numbers Have Faces we consider our scholars, staff and supporters to be part of one big family. Our supporters are the lifeblood of the work we do in Africa. Without those to come alongside us to invest, encourage and lift up our students, we wouldn’t...
HEALING HEARTS IN THE DR CONGO: EDDYNE’S INTERNSHIP

HEALING HEARTS IN THE DR CONGO: EDDYNE’S INTERNSHIP

Eddyne doesn’t remember much about her birthplace. Her family called the DR Congo home for more than 40 years, yet when ethnic conflicts forced them to pack their bags, Eddyne, only 6 years old at the time, was left with few memories of Congo. Rwanda would be her new...
THE TOP 10! BRANDEN HARVEY’S PHOTOS OF OUR STUDENTS

THE TOP 10! BRANDEN HARVEY’S PHOTOS OF OUR STUDENTS

Branden Harvey is an incredible Northwest-based photographer. When we heard he was traveling to Africa in 2014, we had to connect him with our students. Branden’s visit to Rwanda was a highlight of the year for our scholars. His photos tell our students’...
CHANGED BY HOPE: JEAN PAUL’S STORY

CHANGED BY HOPE: JEAN PAUL’S STORY

‘What reason is there to dream?’, Jean Paul wondered. For 17 years, the backdrop of home -a refugee camp in Northern Rwanda- felt like a barrier to his future. While he excelled in his school work, even ranking as the 2nd best student in Rwanda, his...
AMAZON, LAB126 OFFER JEANNE D’ARC INTERNSHIP OF HER DREAMS

AMAZON, LAB126 OFFER JEANNE D’ARC INTERNSHIP OF HER DREAMS

Outside of a house in the lush Rwandan valley, little feet thumped along a red dirt road. It was a seemingly typical afternoon for Jeanne d’Arc, the middle child in a family of three girls. Most days, her home buzzed with the laughter of siblings and neighbors playing...
STOPPING VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN: DUMA’S MARCH

STOPPING VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN: DUMA’S MARCH

Be a man of your word. It’s a lesson Duma learned from an early age growing up in Eastern Cape, bouncing from house to house when tragedy struck his family, a value practiced even when needs were great and resources few. With little access to electricity, clean water,...
REPRESENT! OUR FIRST STUDENT LEADER ELECTION

REPRESENT! OUR FIRST STUDENT LEADER ELECTION

While folks in the U.S. are gearing up for Election Day, These Numbers Have Faces scholars have already been exercising the art of democracy. When our students in Rwanda requested to have student representatives last year, we thought, ‘Why didn’t we think of that?...
WELCOME OUR NEW STUDENTS IN RWANDA!

WELCOME OUR NEW STUDENTS IN RWANDA!

Our family has grown, again! With all of the talented young leaders in Africa, it was no surprise that we received a record number of applicants for our program in Rwanda. After reviewing nearly 500 applications, we are excited to welcome 11 new students to These...
HOW SOCCER UNITED THE CONGO AND PORTLAND

HOW SOCCER UNITED THE CONGO AND PORTLAND

How much do you remember from the time before you were 4? Maybe that day when you fell off your bike and scraped your knee. Or the time you were given a piece of candy after getting a shot at the doctor, how the chocolate melted on your fingers before you could...
WHO RUN THE WORLD? GIRLS

WHO RUN THE WORLD? GIRLS

In a crime-riddled Johannesburg neighborhood, a young girl found security in words. The words of her mother – a single parent working to support her family, a woman who has always been quick to offer encouragement and raise up leaders in her community. From her...