Pictures tell a thousand words.
This summer World Renew offers a gallery of images from nine countries, giving you a close up look at communities engaged in the work of renewal and building resilience.
In a community development initiative aimed at ensuring our programming addresses key issues in the villages, we interview children to ask them their biggest challenges and greatest joys from their home, school and village life.
World Renew and their local partners teach children in secondary school the importance of washing their hands as part of a global initiative.
A farmer demonstrates a simple pumping method to recycle old water from the plastic bag pond to use as irrigation water, to replenish the pond with new water. PHOTO CREDIT: Laila S. Berg
Farmers are demonstrating how they take care of their fingerlings in their family pond. This pond is not only a source of irrigation, but food and livelihood as a fish farm as well. PHOTO CREDIT: Laila S. Berg
Children line up outside of the school for their dental check. They are excited because for many of them this is their first experience to learn about dental health. PHOTO CREDIT: Laila S. Berg
Developing leaders in savings groups is key to making them flourish. Two savings group board members go over the bookkeeping to prepare for this months meeting.
Savings groups are instrumental in helping small businesses grow with communities. A young girl helps her family in their roadside frog-leg shop.
Secondary school children are called to the yard to help World Renew find volunteers for an education study.
At the farmer field school, members are taught water saving techniques by growing their vegetables in recycled cement bags. PHOTO CREDIT: Laila S. Berg
A master farmer explains how green manure adds benefits to the soil. He compares the size of two rice plants; the smaller comes from the control field, the larger used a green manure crop method by rotating bean production with rice on the same field. PHOTO CREDIT: Laila S. Berg
Inclusive education training of secondary school teachers means that now children with disabilities, such as poor eye-sight, are sitting in the front row and have more attention from their teacher.
With the new System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method of planting, rice production in small farms has increased 35%.
A local woman shares her joy at a successful rice yield year. With money from this harvest she can now buy chickens and diversify her income generation activities. PHOTO CREDIT: Laila S. Berg
A village committee was set up to gather money and repair the pump which supplies water to ten families. PHOTO CREDIT: Laila S. Berg
Regular flooding in some of our target areas hurt the infrastructure and rice production. Our Community Organizer rep goes to a meeting to discuss his village's disaster response. PHOTO CREDIT: Laila S. Berg
Community members from the civil, public and private sectors come together for a workshop aimed at improving governance through multi-stakeholder partnerships. Over 3 days they will learn how to communicate and build trust, while learning the principles of good governance through participatory learning exercises.
The farmer field school members meet regularly to share their experiences and take care of the crops at their school. They learn from one another through practice in action. PHOTO CREDIT: Laila S. Berg
Villagers show their innovative machine for improving rice threshing. PHOTO CREDIT: Laila S. Berg
In Cambodia the average income is about $950 per year. Eighty-percent of the population lives in the countryside, and fifty-seven percent of the labour force is engaged in agriculture, which is dependent on the monsoon rains and irrigation from the Mekong River. World Renew is responding to poverty in Cambodia by working in partnership with the Mission Alliance (MA) of Norway, Tear Fund UK, Foods Resource Bank, 8 local churches, 6 small locally registered non-government organizations and 1 local network.