ASCEND, A Humanitarian Alliance empowers those in need to save their children and ASCEND out of poverty. We work side-by-side with those in need, as partners, in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. We also have alliances in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Sudan, Mexico, and Paraguay. We assist with literacy programs, school construction, and library books and supplies. We also parter in enterprise training, small business development, health training, medical and dental services, and building health clinics. Those we work with have benefited from technology training, clean water systems, gardens, greenhouses, food storage, stoves, latrines, and community bathrooms. Our programs continue to expand as each community puts forth effort towards continued success. Our programs are life changing for participants as well as the beneficiaries. Volunteers, young and old, join interns and permanent staff to work with children, families and communities in need.