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Showing blog posts from May, 2017

May 30, 2017 by Troy Sanon

So Many Acronyms, So Much Potential for Change

There are a lot of acronyms here at World Renew: PAG, NEICORD, FOTADEL, SLDS, CECS...

They can be a little overwhelming until you know that each acronym simply represents one of the 84 organizations World Renew partners with in 31 countries around the globe. Our partners work at the local level, helping identify a community’s needs and its capacity to implement and sustain solutions to those needs.

Each acronym represents enormous potential for changing stories. So read on to discover how World Renew and Haitian partners PWOFOD and ADJGH are fostering local... Read More

May 28, 2017 by Troy Sanon

A Few Hours and A Handful of Beans

World Renew longs for community transformation. Transformation happens when communities learn to develop, implement, and sustain their own solutions to problems. World Renew partners with organizations around the world to provide support as communities do this hard work. When a community is involved in assessing their own capacity for change, the odds of transformation are strengthened.  

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May 18, 2017 by Leanne Geisterfer

Farmers are Changing the Story in Haiti

Earlier this year, I traveled to Leogane, Haiti and saw again how people can change their own story. I was there for the final evaluation of a three-year project. After the earthquake in 2010, World Renew worked with a series of farmers’ associations in the areas of Fond des Boudins and Palmiste a Vin. As the disaster response work wrapped up, we received funding for three more years to implement community organizing and livelihoods activities in 17 communities of those areas.

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May 11, 2017 by Jim Zylstra

Vocational Skills Training Changed My Life

In Tanzania, World Renew's partner Asasi Ya Chagua Maisha has been working to help girls and young women caught up in sex work. The young women, ages 15-25, are living in three communities on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam.

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