Community Development

Dec 20, 2016

Advent Word 2016: Prune

We prune to let go of growth, letting die what is alive but not growing in the best direction. We prune to let go of death, letting go what is dead but still taking up space. Pruning is a form of dying in order for the tree to more fully live and bear more fruit.

Dec 19, 2016 by Carol Van Klompenburg

Advent Word: Simplify

A simpler lifestyle can be a way to share with those who have less and a way of returning to them what is usurped by unjust social and economic structures. Assuming a stance of under-consumption can be a provocative invitation to others into a conversation about affluence, poverty and social justice.

Dec 15, 2016 by Carol Van Klompenburg


Since opening its office in Phnom Penh Cambodia in 1996, World Renew has brought transformational development to over 130 communities in 8 provinces of Cambodia. To mark this twenty-year anniversary, Andrew and Kris Ryskamp led a Cambodia Anniversary Tour.

Dec 8, 2016 by Jenna Griffin

Educating Youth in Senegal

World Renew is committed to promoting good health through the education and empowerment of local health care providers. However, one of the best ways to promote wellness in a community is by educating the general public.

Nov 17, 2016 by Chris Meehan

From Aid to Trade in Haiti

In 2010 an earthquake devastated Haiti and left nearly 3 million people in need.

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.