After losing her father at a young age, Laxmi was at risk of falling further into extreme poverty. But with the encouragement of her Child's Club, she returned to school, became a leader in her club and is now a mentor to other girls in her village.
Janice lives in the remote community of Beswick in the Northern Territory, Australia. As a Djilpin Arts worker, performing traditional dances and producing art, Janice is keeping her culture alive.
Overcoming discrimination, Shirley, an indigenous Manide woman from the Philippines, becomes a tribal health worker and leader in her community.
Struggling to earn a living as a farmer, Phany was forced to work in construction. After learning new farming techniques she is now reunited with her daughter.
Making mistakes and growing up in a tough environment, Barry embodies resilience and strength through the help of Red Dust Healing.
Thandolwayo would walk seven kilometres each day to collect contaminated water. Now a water pump has been installed she can continue her dreams of becoming a nurse.
After contracting polio and becoming deaf as a child, Rattanak was isolated and alone until he discovered The Deaf Development Program.
Corporal Naratip Bunhanbud has been a traffic policeman in Bangkok for the past three years but his heart remains in his home town, working in his families coffee shop.
After being forced into marriage at the age of 12, Janaki is now a young entrepreneur from Nepal.
Bayan is a 12-year-old Syrian girl, living with her family in Jordan. She struggled to overcome the trauma of growing up in a conflict zone but now, Bayan is an academic high-achiever, flourishing in a stable school environment.
Since attending the Intellectual Disabilities Unit in Vientiane, Hum Noy (8), who has Down Syndrome, is now able to communicate with his family and friends and live a more active life.
Campaign video for the Act for Peace Christmas Bowl 2015 appeal focusing on improving water and sanitation facilities for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia.