Good Health

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.

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’t earn enough money to pay for school fees for all the kids, and Hamida thought attending school was a waste of time because it meant she had less time to help her grandmother sell at the marketplace.

Mar 23, 2017 by Steve Sywulka

The Rains Have Come

The Thungo family, the Free a Family representative family for Southern Africa, has some big weather news to share: the rains have come!

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 16, 2016

Advent Word 2016: Awaken

Jesus calls us to live into the fullness of our humanity, to embrace what we, in our brokenness, experience as physical, psychic, or spiritual limitations. Jesus urges that, rather than seeking to be cured of our limitations, we ask God to heal us in them, and waken us to the spiritual gifts hidden in them.

Dec 15, 2016

Advent Word 2016: Trust

God’s love, like any love, involves real trust. And in relationships, trust requires mutuality. Sometimes it may require a part of myself that I don’t necessarily want others to see. This same vulnerability, intimacy, and mutuality should characterize our love for and trust in God.

Dec 8, 2016 by Jenna Griffin

Educating Youth in Senegal

World Renew is committed to promoting good health through the education and empowerment of local health care providers. However, one of the best ways to promote wellness in a community is by educating the general public.

Nov 27, 2016

Advent 2016: Shine

Rather than experiencing the sorrows of our world as a source of desolation, hear the news as a clarion call, as motivation and clarification for what we are to be about as followers of Jesus Christ: to bear the beams of God’s love and light and life, especially to those who wouldn’t otherwise know it.

Nov 23, 2016 by David Tyokighir

God’s Warm Shelter of Hope

Those painful moments are worse if the affected widows and young orphans are poor and live in the midst of negative cultural practices with dehumanizing treatment. They are often vulnerable, stigmatized, discriminated against, and victimized. And they may suffer in silence without a caring listener.  Violent attacks in northern Nigeria in the past decade have resulted in extremely high numbers of deeply traumatized widows and orphans.

Nov 11, 2016

Change Stories on Giving Tuesday

Enough Foodthrough programs in sustainable agriculture and creation care