UGANDA - Jennifer Hoeve of Canada and Linda Nakaibale of Uganda recently spent a week in Kabale and surrounding villages. They agree that the most interesting part of the field visits was the village savings and loan association. Jennifer called it a “spectacular opportunity” to apply her university knowledge and Linda was glad to learn and apply it in her own community.
ZAMBIA - Greetings friends, In my last update “THIS is What Change Looks Like!”, I shared stories and testimony from people whose lives have been changed by our programming and activities. I discussed how we often get figures from our programming evaluations that tell us the what of change, but not the how. We can use stories to understand the data more deeply.
EAST AFRICA - We had waited in vain all week for a glimpse of Kibo, the summit of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in all of Africa. Like the Psalmist, we were contemplating from where does our help come.
NIGERIA - Nigeria has suffered many injustices leaving many hungry, hurt, angry, and bereft of the peace that God wants for His children. Marvel with us at how God is working through World Renew, Beacon of Hope, and African Widow and Orphan Support
TANZANIA - Sabina Makongo is a farmer and practitioner of conservation agriculture in the village of Nyamohonda, Tanzania. She was recently named a “Champion Farmer” by her village in recognition of her success and inspiration to other farmers. But it wasn’t always so.
SIERRA LEONE - 1200 people call the town of Heremakono home. For the past 7 years, World Renew and our local partner, Christian Extension Services, have been working with this community in northeastern Sierra Leone to improve their situation, first by responding to local interest and then by helping them build a local leadership team.
PHILIPPINES - “This relief food pack will feed my family for two weeks, thank you”, shared by a young mother with two children. “Life was so difficult here, many of us are still paying our loans when super typhoon Haima (local name is Lawin) struck us two years ago.”