Renew Crew Blog Archives

Showing blog posts from June, 2018

Jun 25, 2018

The Rain Has Come!

BANGLADESH - Listening to their stories, they revealed great pain and suffering. People in trauma, especially women. Some have become numb and tells their horrific stories as if it is nothing serious.

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Jun 23, 2018 by Marrion Omanyo

The Slow and Worthwhile Work of Changing Mindsets

LAOS - World Renew began work in the northeastern province of Xiengkhouang, Laos about 13 years ago, aiming to improve community income and livelihoods in its remote communities.

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Jun 21, 2018 by Phil VandenBerg

What a difference a year makes!

TANZANIA - I first met Happiness under difficult circumstances. The drought that had affected most of Tanzania throughout 2016/2017 had left most families in the rural communities struggling due to food insecurity. Cattle and goats were dying due to lack of fodder.

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Jun 15, 2018 by Jon Self

Monsoon Rains Threaten Rohingya Refugees

BANGLADESH - Sitting in an air-conditioned office in Canada, it’s hard to comprehend the daily experiences of Rohingya refugees living on the other side of the world. The scale of this crisis both shocks and overwhelms me. But it’s easy for this crisis to be just a number.

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Jun 13, 2018 by Esther Kuhn

One Daughter's Demise

SENEGAL - In Senegal, we often follow the school year and so the team is nearing the year’s end of the Adolescent Health Program in Dakar and the Orphan and Vulnerable Children program in Linguère. The reactions from parents and participants in Dakar have been very encouraging.

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Jun 8, 2018 by Troy Sanon

Food Security Depends on Seed Security

HAITI - When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in 2016, it devastated much of the country. In the southeastern town of Jacmel, crops were washed away, fruit trees were destroyed, and homes and farm buildings were demolished with everything in them, including stored food.

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Jun 8, 2018 by Juvêncio Mataria

The Proof is in the (New) Cassava!

MOZAMBIQUE - Along with maize, rice, and beans, cassava is a staple food in Mozambique, especially in the central and northern regions. Because the population relies on these essential foods, their availability and reliability are crucial to food security there.

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Jun 8, 2018 by Daniel Lepp Friesen

Loan Sharks Go Hungry

SIERRA LEONE - Kumba Kamara looked at the cash in her small bag and wondered how the school fees would be paid this term. In addition, planting season was approaching, requiring additional capital for tools and seed.

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Jun 6, 2018 by Elly Dalmaijer

Passing Through the Waters of Harvey

UNITED STATES - “Be careful when you go into the house. This end of the house has shifted from the foundation block.” With this warning in mind, we gingerly entered what used to be the kitchen where Tabitha cooked...

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Jun 4, 2018 by Carol Bremer-Bennett

The Birds Will Sing in the Morning

UNITED STATES - Sometimes, I feel that I have attended far too many funerals in my life. Heart wrenching are the goodbyes to those who decided they didn’t want to go on any longer.

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