Mark Twain said:

“The human race, in all it’s poverty, has only one truly effective weapon – laughter.

Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”

It’s sometimes difficult to understand how people living in poverty can find a reason to laugh – and yet so often, they do. Their circumstances can be dire, seemingly lacking in any form of happiness, yet they still find aspects of life which amuses them, causing an eruption of smiles and laughter.

At Outreach International, as we walk hand-in-hand with many of these families, we celebrate our connectedness and laugh with them. We hope you can too.

Here’s just a selection of some of our favorite ‘laughter – in the midst of poverty’ photos.

And sometimes, even the animals can laugh –

HELP BRING SOME HAPPINESS TO A LIFE TODAY