Blog Posts

Today, Rosario’s life changes forever. Today, the mother of six becomes a homeowner. Tonight, she will not sleep on a dirt floor. Today means her family will soon be reunited. On this cloudy day in...
  An IRT eyeglass clinic in rural Guatemala improves quality of life for many   Eugenea Vargas, Teacher For the past year, Eugena has experienced firsthand the power of her free...
 A New Jersey woman and her family finally go home after Superstorm Sandy   The day Superstorm Sandy hit the coast of New Jersey, Palma and her family were standing in their home in a...
Dawa is a Nepali Sherpa with a dream to bring quality education to his small, Nepali village called Lukla near Mt. Everest. His dream became reality in April, 2015 when he established the first...
Imagine a new mother in rural Vietnam who just gave birth in her home to her first, precious baby. The baby seems healthy at first but slowly becomes restless, breathes at a rapid pace, flares her...
Since fourth grade, Pedro has been living in a foggy, undistinguishable world because of poor eyesight. His eyesight was so bad that his mother had to read his homework to him. He knew that glasses...
On Sunday, January 17, 2016, International Relief Teams teamed up with Tijuana-based nonprofit Corazon, to provide eyeglasses to residents of of Cumbres, Flores Magon, Canon Carretas, Nuevo Milenio...
More than 15,000 children are homeless in San Diego. Many do not know where their next meal will come from. For these vulnerable children, poor nutrition can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies...
The beautiful Central American nation of Guatemala has made great strides in reducing poverty since the end of its nearly four-decades-long civil war. But severe inequality persists, with poverty...
In low-income countries, many lack access to vision care. Poor eyesight can prevent children from fully participating in school, and adults from earning a living to support their families. Since 2011...
This year’s Gifts of Hope Gala, a sold-out event held on Saturday, October 3rd at the San Diego Marriott, was a huge success, bringing together long-time and new supporters to celebrate 27 years of...
On April 25, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu. The massive tremor left more than eight thousand dead and an estimated 23,000 injured and homeless. IRT...