Renew Crew Blog

Mar 25, 2017 by Ruairidh Waddell

Defeating the Armyworm in Zambia

The fall armyworm is an invasive alien pest that has blighted much of southern Africa’s maize crop this year. Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi have all reported widespread outbreaks, and we have seen the trail of destruction throughout many of our program areas. The pest is not so much a worm as a caterpillar, and its common name derives from the way these invaders generally come in overwhelming numbers, giving the appearance of an army crawling and eating their way... Read More

Mar 24, 2017 by Juvêncio Mataria

Estela Jaime Changes Her Story

More than 60 percent of the population of Niassa, Mozambique, lives below the national poverty line. Rural areas are even poorer, with no easy access to financial services. World Renew and its partner in this area, Diocese de Niassa, are setting up Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) with the aim of improving access to financing and helping farmers in periods of waiting after planting and of uncertainty about harvest outcomes.

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Mar 24, 2017 by Faye Yu

Freedom from the Pressures of Transactional Sex

Hamida and her seven siblings moved in with her grandmother after her parents passed away. Her grandmother, however, didn’t earn much, and with eight more mouths to feed, she often ran short of money and the children went to bed hungry. Her income came from collecting branches from a nearby forest and selling it as firewood. Hamida began to help her grandmother sell firewood at the marketplace, and after a while she also decided to drop out of school. They didn’... Read More

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