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.

Oct 11, 2017 by Christina de Jong

Changing the Story for Girls

In Malawi, World Renew works with Word Alive Commission on Relief and Development to reach out to girls (age 14-21) who, due to desperate circumstances, are engaged in transactional sex. 

Sep 27, 2017 by Sara DeBoer

A Year Well Spent

Some deaths are preventable. In Nigeria, 1 woman dies every ten minutes because of complications in pregnancy or childbirth; 2,300 children under the age of 5 die every day.

Sep 21, 2017 by Ivana Setiadi

Peace Agents

Today, September 21, is the International Day of Peace, a day established by United Nations to “commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” Within many communities around the globe, World Renew promotes peace by working with local partners, providing peace-building training, and offering programs to equip individuals to become peace agents in their communities.  

Sep 19, 2017

Stand in the Gap!

The World Renew 2017-2018 Gift Catalogue is a way to “stand in the gap” on behalf of people who face oppression and poverty. Each duck, seed, and water pump is a powerful intervention that can repair harm and help build resilience in peoples’ lives. Praying for and helping others is the stuff that holds us together as followers of Jesus Christ, even as we are standing in the need of help and prayer ourselves.

Aug 23, 2017 by Christina de Jong

Crops Destroyed by Fall Armyworm

Struggling families in East and Southern Africa are facing scarcity, in part due to a widespread infestation of the fall armyworm.

Aug 8, 2017 by Ivana Setiadi

Every Tribe, Nation, and Tongue

Although indigenous people make up less than 5 percent of the world’s population, they represent 15 percent of the poorest. August 9 marks the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This declaration defends the rights of indigenous peoples, encouraging them to maintain their unique traditions and cultures, and promoting cooperation and harmony with the rest of the world.

Aug 1, 2017 by Bethany Cok

A Global Partnership Links a Forgotten Community

The teachers in the primary school there ride in and out on a pickup truck every day. The majority of families rely on agriculture for survival, and economic resources are scarce. “Honestly, we often feel like we are forgotten here in this community [because we are so far away],” said Santos Ambrosio Cabrera, a grandmother in El Tineco. Since World Renew’s partner organization, Vid y Pampanos, started working in El Tineco, the community has experienced changes report some of the women who live there.

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.