Renew Crew Blog Archives

Showing blog posts from April, 2017

Apr 18, 2017 by Jim Zylstra

New Power for Girls

Dar es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa as well in the world, with an estimated population of 5M. The high rate of rural to urban migration results in unemployment, which leads many young girls and young women to engage in risky sex work to meet their financial needs.

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Apr 18, 2017 by Ida Kaastra Mutoigo

Faith to End Poverty

Have you ever thought about the connection of your faith in ending the cycle of poverty around the world?

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Apr 14, 2017 by Raymond Mutava

Men Who Care

Throughout history and across the entire globe, a narrow idea of manliness has persisted. Being a man meant being fearless, worry-free, emotionless, invulnerable. Today there are still many cultures where men continue to adhere to this idea.

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Apr 13, 2017 by Carol Musoke

Breaking New Ground

Mama Jane Wanjiko’s neighbors are raising their eyebrows. Some are even wondering if it is the work of witchcraft. Who in the middle of a severe dry spell can have such a lush, fruitful garden as Mama Jane’s? Why, she has almost tripled the yield of a usual harvest!

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Apr 13, 2017 by Gayle Fopma

"Disaster" has a Face and a Personality

My husband Ervin and I were called to go to Tangipahoa Parish, Hammond, Louisiana to be a part of the World Renew Needs Assessment Team from November 2 – 17, 2016.

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Apr 11, 2017 by Joseph Mutebi

Alcohol Ordinance: Victories Amidst the Challenges

(UGANDA) I jumped up off the chair in excitement as I watched the local NTV News at 7:00 p.m. in a restaurant during one of my field visits. The people around me were amazed to hear Joseph shouting loudly “Amen! Aaammmmen!” on witnessing the announcement of the sachet alcohol ban. Over a year after since starting the fight to rid Gulu District of sachet alcohol, the local Ordinance Diocese of Northern Uganda (DNU), with support from World Renew, finally received approval for this ban by the attorney general in Kampala.

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Apr 7, 2017 by Esther Kuhn

Shalom in Salemata

Dear Friends: A few years ago, I wrote about a visit to Salemata in southeastern Senegal, where I had met with people and we had discussed their communities and challenges. Since then, I have traveled to the region a few more times, and last month we finally went with the whole team to do a workshop in Kedougou.

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Apr 6, 2017 by Stephan Lutz

Stand for What is Just

Two sisters, Mary (age 6) and Joy (age 9), were raped by a man (age 20) in early October 2016 in rural Kenya. Their mother reported the case to the Kiganjo and Gatundu police stations almost immediately. The alleged rapist was arrested. However, the man’s relatives bribed the Kenyan police, and the perpetrator was released from police custody.

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Apr 5, 2017 by Troy Sanon

Léogane Rural Transformation

Over the past three years, World Renew has supported the development efforts in 17 small villages on the hills of Léogane in Haiti.

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Apr 4, 2017 by Andrew Gwaivangmin

Empowerment through Sustainable Agriculture and Microcredit

Before she participated in the SAFS and VSLA projects, Kadiatu’s income and that of her husband was so low that they had difficulty sending their children to school because they could not pay all of the school fees. The family could equally not afford two meals per day, and the situation always grew worse during the hunger season in July and August, when her husband had to go extra lengths to make charcoal for sale, despite the fire hazard involved. That was the only way they knew how to survive.

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