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 21, 2017 by Sean Hawkey

The Last Shall Be First

Martha Marak and her children live in a remote, mountainous and indigenous area of Meghalaya, a little strip of land that sits in the Northeast of the country just above Bangladesh. World Renew isn't afraid of taking on challenging situations and remote locations, and their work in the community here is a good example of that.

May 9, 2017 by Sara Mahmood

West African Youth Make Strides in Health and Human Rights

Growing up in a low-income community in Senegal or Nigeria can too often mean a higher rate of early marriage, early pregnancy, or transmission of HIV or another sexually transmitted infection (STI). Sexual coercion and abuse are also common for young women, and the majority of young people aren’t educated on the use and benefits of contraception. Health and sexuality are not topics of discussion among youth and their parents, and financial worries often take precedence over health and well-being, particularly for young women.

May 4, 2017 by Sara Mahmood

Overcoming Alcoholism in Northern Uganda

World Renew and its local partners are celebrating an exciting victory in Northern Uganda!

May 2, 2017

Change the Story of Poverty

Together with you, World Renew is equipping men, women, and children to change their stories of hardship into testimonies of hope.  Join us in Changing the Story, so that communities can achieve...

Apr 21, 2017 by Jenna Griffin

Earth Day 2017

Today, World Renew joins over one billion people around the globe in recognizing Earth Day, a celebration of the beauty and wonder of creation and a demonstration of support for environmental protection. World Renew is committed to advancing practices that improve the lives of those who are in need while protecting and nourishing the land from which we all live.

Apr 4, 2017 by Ida Kaastra Mutoigo

A Sesquicentennial Celebration

2017 is the year Canada celebrates 150 years as a confederation. As we do so, what is the story we will share? While four provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) came together on July 1, 1867 to form the new Dominion of Canada, the rest of the provinces joined later over time, with Nunavut as the most recent in 1999.

Mar 8, 2017 by Adele Konyndyk

Rozina’s Story of Farming Success

For a long time, Rozina was a struggling farmer. Rozina lives with her family in rural Bangladesh, where many families make a living by farming rice, vegetables, or other crops. Day after day, Rozina and her fellow small-farmers were working hard in their fields, but they were not producing enough food. How were they supposed to feed their families and overcome poverty without good harvests?

Mar 1, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Four Days Away from CFGB Sunday!

Can you imagine the upheaval of being forced to leave everything familiar—friends, family, and all that gives you comfort—for a completely foreign environment? And even though years pass, you are still unable to return home. Before you were forced to move you had a steady income and were able to provide for your family. Now you don’t know if you’ll even have enough for your next meal.

Mar 1, 2017

Learning about Creation Care in South Asia

Creation Care is an important part of World Renew’s work in several countries around the world. In Bangladesh, many of these projects deal with how humans interact with the land agriculturally. This year, for example, World Renew is involved in the development of floating gardens that help farmers adapt to devastating flash floods caused by climactic variations.

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