Community Development

Mar 6, 2017 by Jenna Griffin

Promoting Gender Equality in Cambodia

This year on Wednesday, March 8, communities the world over celebrate International Women’s Day to honor the achievements of women in social, economic, cultural, and political realms. Furthermore, this day serves as a call to action for the advancement of gender equality. World Renew serves this vision by working to empower women from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Jun 6, 2019 by George Lubberts

Conservation Agriculture in Kenya: An Agronomist reflects

It was in such a mindset that I visited Kenya last fall and visited projects supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank and World Renew in the Scaling-Up Conservation Agriculture in East Africa program. Farmers in Kenya face many challenges that are similar to farmers in western Canada, where I practice agronomy. For example, prices of inputs are high. Land is expensive and difficult to obtain. Yields are dependent on rainfall. Weeds and insect pests reduce yields. Wind and rain cause soil erosion. 

Jan 29, 2019 by Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)

CCIC Interview with Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo, World Renew

Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo is a Co-Director at World Renew    CCIC: World Renew has been successfully working since 1962. Reflecting back on your organization’s nearly 60 years of experience, what would you consider as World Renew’s greatest success and how could others in the Canadian International Development sector emulate this success?

Nov 13, 2018 by David Schuurman

A Poverty Mindset: The Danger of a Single Story

She grew up in Nigeria, went to school in the States and realized that many of her school peers had only heard a single story of Nigeria and even Africa. She speaks of the ignorance that we can live with when we base a whole group or place on one story. She says we must try to be conscious of what we believe to be true about groups and places, while also understanding why we believe that to be true.

Nov 12, 2018 by Adele Konyndyk

Ida Kaastra Mutoigo Elected to Governing Board of ACT Alliance

On November 1, World Renew’s Canadian Director, Ida Kaastra Mutoigo, was among those elected to a four year term on the new governing board of ACT Alliance, a coalition of 150 churches and faith-based organizations working together in over 125 countries.

Oct 17, 2018 by Kohima Daring and Shagota Chism

A Self-help Group Changes the Story of Poverty for Martha Marak

The Marak family, the Free A Family® representatives for Asia, have experienced the blessings of a supportive community. For Martha, one of these blessings is her membership in a self-help group that was started through NEICORD, World Renew’s Christian partner in her village.* Today is 25th Anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Oct 1, 2018 by Anita Brinkman

"I Am Not My Own"

Jeremy (Benjamin) Zeyl is crossing Canada with his family, raising money for World Renew's work in Nigeria, local ministries chosen by the churches at each stop, and his I Am Not My Own Worship Ministries. He has played concerts in cities and towns from Charlottetown, P.E.I., to Smithers, B.C., and from Emo, Ont., to Edmonton, Alta., helping to raise more than $100,000 for ministry, a good start on the way toward a goal of $500,000.

Sep 17, 2018 by Christina de Jong

Your Dollar at Work in the World

Your one dollar multiplies to $1.60 in impact because of the matching grants that World Renew accesses. 8% is put aside for future disaster response and community development program. 92% is invested in program and general operating support. World Renew directs just 18 cents of the remaining $1.48 to...

Jul 17, 2018 by Sara Mahmood

Hope for Healing

We read about it in scripture and try to understand the hostility the early apostles faced during their ministries in the first century, but it all seems so long ago; not something that we would experience today. Yet this type of violence is happening in our very generation to our brothers and sisters in West Africa.

Jun 14, 2018 by Edward Okiror

The Blessing of Fathers

And he and his family are counting the blessings that are heaping up, in part because of Moses' hard work and participation in agriculture trainings. Moses and his family are the representative family for World Renew in East Africa. They live in the Amuria District of Uganda.