Fruitful Work

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.

Feb 24, 2017 by Faye Yu

Thirty Minutes

We recently conducted a year-end evaluation of our HIV Innovation project in Malawi to learn more about the impact of our project working with young girls engaged in transactional sex.

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.

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.

Dec 27, 2016

Half the Picture

But as 2016 draws to a close, looking at the year in review presents us with a bigger picture. We may feel painfully aware that the problems our children are inheriting are possibly too great for them to bear. Our children hold such amazing potential. How have they been hampered by problems not of their own making? Do we realize how indispensable they are? How can we encourage them and guide them? ]]>*/ ]]> */

Dec 1, 2016

Advent 2016: Proclaim

The gospel Jesus proclaims is that in God’s economy everyone will be fed, but we have to be willing to share from the riches that God has given us. In order to do that we have to stop and recognize the goodness that God has given us in our lives.

Nov 28, 2016

Advent 2016: Love

Falling in love is one of the most profoundly spiritual experiences a person can have. By falling in love we discover our capacity for selflessness. We experience what it means to entrust ourselves, our souls and bodies, to another. When we fall in love as God does, we too will ultimately “stretch out [our] arms of love on the hard wood of the cross,” just as Jesus did.

Nov 11, 2016

Change Stories on Giving Tuesday

Enough Foodthrough programs in sustainable agriculture and creation care

Aug 31, 2016 by Sean Hawkey

Knocked Sideways

We set off at 4 AM for our first visit to Concepción Actelá, a small village in the mountains of Alta Verapaz. It took 40 minutes for an all-terrain vehicle to climb the path to the village from the nearest town. We travelled with the staff of World Renew in Guatemala and a staff member of ADIP, a local partner group. There was one passenger seat in the truck, everyone else was bouncing around precariously in the back of the pickup.