Where Partnership Transcends Religious Divides

2019-10-15T19:58:03+00:00December 7th, 2018|Blog, Senegal|

SENEGAL - World Renew Senegal has long cooperated with the Lutheran Church of Senegal as a member of the Evangelical Committee for Health here. This 7,000 member church is among the largest Protestant denominations here and does great work in education, agriculture, and healthcare. After a few years of discussion, we are pleased to finally be partnering with them.

Reasons to Celebrate

2019-10-15T19:58:03+00:00September 20th, 2018|Blog, Senegal|

SENEGAL - Encouraging news from Linguére and Dakar! The Adolescent Health groups organized by our Senegal team and local partners celebrated the completion of their trainings with successful community events.

One Daughter’s Demise

2019-10-15T19:58:03+00:00June 13th, 2018|Blog, Senegal|

SENEGAL - In Senegal, we often follow the school year and so the team is nearing the year’s end of the Adolescent Health Program in Dakar and the Orphan and Vulnerable Children program in Linguère. The reactions from parents and participants in Dakar have been very encouraging.

A Little Less Vulnerable Now

2019-10-15T19:58:03+00:00March 13th, 2018|Blog, Senegal|

Not long ago I visited Mariame Hanne in Linguére to learn more about the program that she runs serving orphans and vulnerable children. Mariame works with our partner organization, The Lutheran Association for Development in Senegal (SLDS). The program also supports caretakers of children under 1 whose mother has passed away, a common circumstance in a country with a high level of maternal mortality. Giving birth is dangerous here, as is life in general.

Caring for the Vulnerable with a Garden

2019-10-15T20:18:12+00:00December 19th, 2017|Blog, Food Security, Senegal|

In my last post, I talked about the orphan and HIV/AIDS program we are working on in partnership with the Senegalese Lutheran Church Organization. I have since visited the program again and was again impressed with the staff’s care and support of the many vulnerable children and adults who often have no on else to talk to about their plight. HIV/AIDS is still taboo here so patients hide their status from relatives, perhaps protecting them from stigma but leaving them lonely and unsupported.

Improved Livelihoods through Creative Enterprise in Sierra Leone

2019-10-15T21:01:32+00:00June 20th, 2017|Blog, Economic Opportunity, Food Security, Senegal, Sierra Leone, West Africa|

During last year’s harvest, as other farmers grumbled about low yield, Mustapha Fofana hoped for a bumper rice harvest. Mustapha had reason to hope: last year he harvested 180 bushels! “I used to grow just enough rice for my household to eat. But now,” he says proudly, “I can keep some and sell the surplus to pay my children’s school fees, buy school supplies, pay family medical bills, and meet other household needs.”

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