Community Development

Nov 14, 2016

Ride for Sea to Sea!

Registrants can sign up for the entire 9-week ride or a segment of it at The full tour takes place from June 26 to August 31, 2017, and spans the U.S. and Canada from Vancouver to Halifax.

Nov 7, 2016 by David Tyokighir

Finding Ability in Disability in Nigeria

In Nigeria, thousands of people are living with disabilities as a result of road accidents, polio or other diseases and crises.

Oct 17, 2016 by Kimhuoy Seng

Community Planning in Srae Chrov

Most of the families in Srae Chrov village want to see their community develop.

Sep 23, 2016 by Mike Fennema

Enthusiasm for Cardamom Grows

Por Ner (left) with an agricultural team leader.

Aug 16, 2016 by Juvêncio Mataria

Strengthening Partner Capacities in Mozambique

For more than 10 years now World Renew has been supporting various sustainable development programs in northern Mozambique, focusing on HIV/AIDS, hygiene, and livelihood through supporting food security and economic growth initiatives.

Aug 16, 2016 by Faye Yu

Jumping Into the Chaos with a Humble Guide

I have lived here for two years, and in this short time I have encountered flooding, drought, and tornadoes. In addition, there was a bit of political unrest during elections, along with the former and current governments being plagued with cash scandals, theft, and other corrupt practices. This has angered many donors, and many have stopped budgetary support for the government. These troubles only add to the “normal” challenges that other low-income countries face, such as poor infrastructure, lack of access to quality education, poor medical services, food insecurity, and so on.

Aug 16, 2016 by Ruairidh Waddell

Taking the Good with the Bad

Peter has been all I could have asked for as a mentor in World Renew and a guide and champion to the unique and special way we work with our partners and communities across the region. Peter came into the region four years ago, and I know that while he feels he leaves work unfinished, it is quite remarkable to see the progress and direction that the region and our programming have taken. Without Peter we would not be in the great position we are in, one that allows us to make a big impact in the communities we work in and to “punch above our weight” as an organization.

Aug 9, 2016 by Nema Aluku

Going Deeper for Gender Justice in Uganda

In development, gender justice means that girls and boys, women and men, have equal opportunity to benefit from community projects, equal access to community resources, equal opportunity to make community decisions and equal opportunity to develop their talents.

Aug 5, 2016 by Kathleen Lauder

Inclusive Education Brings Hope and Transforms Lives

Sadly, in Cambodia, people with disabilities are often viewed by their families and their communities as being inferior and even an embarrassment. At the same time, the hearts of the parents of these children ache for them. They often believe that the child is completely dependent on them and always will be so. Such, they think, is their fate. It does not occur to these parents to send their children with disabilities to school, fearing they may be subject to ridicule and believing they will not be able to benefit from the teaching.

Jul 20, 2016 by Leanne Geisterfer

Visiting Uganda: Image Bearers of God

East Africa is not within my normal area of supervision, but Nema Aluku, a colleague there, asked that I co-facilitate two workshops dealing with gender mainstreaming. At its most basic, mainstreaming means making sure that all of our programs take into consideration the impacts – positive and negative – on both men and  women, recognizing that both are image-bearers of God.