Community Development

Mar 6, 2017 by Jenna Griffin

Promoting Gender Equality in Cambodia

This year on Wednesday, March 8, communities the world over celebrate International Women’s Day to honor the achievements of women in social, economic, cultural, and political realms. Furthermore, this day serves as a call to action for the advancement of gender equality. World Renew serves this vision by working to empower women from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Mar 8, 2017 by Adele Konyndyk

Rozina’s Story of Farming Success

For a long time, Rozina was a struggling farmer. Rozina lives with her family in rural Bangladesh, where many families make a living by farming rice, vegetables, or other crops. Day after day, Rozina and her fellow small-farmers were working hard in their fields, but they were not producing enough food. How were they supposed to feed their families and overcome poverty without good harvests?

Mar 1, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Four Days Away from CFGB Sunday!

Can you imagine the upheaval of being forced to leave everything familiar—friends, family, and all that gives you comfort—for a completely foreign environment? And even though years pass, you are still unable to return home. Before you were forced to move you had a steady income and were able to provide for your family. Now you don’t know if you’ll even have enough for your next meal.

Mar 1, 2017

Learning about Creation Care in South Asia

Creation Care is an important part of World Renew’s work in several countries around the world. In Bangladesh, many of these projects deal with how humans interact with the land agriculturally. This year, for example, World Renew is involved in the development of floating gardens that help farmers adapt to devastating flash floods caused by climactic variations.

Feb 14, 2017

Fruitful Work for Ou Sam Art

Two years ago, when Ou Sam Art learned about village savings and loans groups through World Renew's partner KADRA, she took it upon herself to start one in her village. It wasn't easy, but Ou Sam Art went from house to house speaking with families. Many were skeptical, thinking it might just be a scam to take their money. Ou Sam Art didn't give up, and slowly she convinced enough villagers to start a group.

Floating Gardens

Many of us grew up with images of flooding in Bangladesh. Climate change is making things worse. Floating gardens can help farmers adapt.

Conservation Agriculture

In Honduras, rural households frequently experience food insecurity and continued threats of drought and hotter temperatures will have implications for crop production. Conservation Agriculture can help farmers adapt to these changing conditions.

Bocage Farming

Mali’s economy relies heavily on agricultural practices, which has come with a cost. Desertification caused by drought and deforestation is slowly converting fertile land into sandy barren land masses. The degradation of Sahelian rural areas has worsened in recent decades which threaten the local population and their agriculture. Climate change further intensifies the desertification process by lowering soil humidity and increasing evaporation - Yultimately increasing the prevalence of droughts.

Feb 6, 2017 by Jonathan Self

CFGB Sunday is in Four Weeks

World Renew - in partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) - provided support to 200,000 people across 13 different countries in 2016. This ministry was made possible because of partnerships between individuals, businesses, churches, and growing projects in Canada that donated nearly $2 million. These donations were matched generously by the Canadian government, to the tune of $5.3 million! Put together, these funds financed the efforts of our local partners who joined hands with hardworking members in our communities to implement our projects.

Jan 26, 2017 by Anedy Ludovik

Fruitful Work for Magreth

In Tanzania a high rate of girls drop out of school, especially in rural areas. Those who complete primary school often do not go on for further studies, because local and traditional beliefs generally dictate that sending girls to school is wasting money. The country also has a high rate of child marriage, which, combined with early pregnancy, usually prevents girls from attending secondary school.