Food Security

Mar 11, 2013 by Chris Enns

Stories from the Lake Zone

What do you do when you have some excellent agricultural training material that is helping farmers double or triple their harvests, but your budget only allows for you to visit and help ten communities per year out of the 120 villages in the area? You start training people by radio. That’s what is happening with World Renew’s partner, the Sengerema Informal Sector Association (SISA), in Tanzania.

Mar 1, 2013 by Adele Konyndyk

CFGB Study Tour Highlights the Blessings of Food Security

In late 2012, a group of men and women from across Canada were privileged to see the impact of food security programs firsthand by taking part in a Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) Food Study Tour in East Africa. Twelve strangers from seven provinces and representing six different denominations embarked on a life-changing journey of exploring partnerships in Kenya and Rwanda. They shared culture, exchanged personal stories, and experienced both the challenges and the joys of life in our global community. Together they gained a better understanding of the complexities of access to food —what World Renew calls “food security” —for people living in areas where disaster and poverty is prevalent.

Jan 31, 2013 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Goats Can Make a Difference!

That’s the reason why goats are included annually in World Renew’s Gift Catalog. It is also why donations towards goats in our Gift Catalog are so important. The gift of a goat starts a cycle of hope in a community in need.

Jan 10, 2013 by Stephan Lutz

Assisting the Poorest of the Poor in Coastal Kenya

(KENYA) Nyevu Sidi Chenje is one of the “poorest of the poor”—a group member identified by World Renew’s local partner in Mariani, Kenya, Pwani Christian Community. The coastal area of Kenya has been known to have some of the highest poverty levels in the country. As one of the poorest residents in Mariani, Nyevu struggles to survive on a daily basis.

Dec 24, 2012 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

A Solid Foundation for Change

Creating real change in the lives of individuals, families, and communities is not just about economics. In fact, money and opportunity alone will not lead to the type of transformation that World Renew seeks worldwide. Corrupt leadership, mistreatment of women, exploitation of the vulnerable, squandering of resources and other atrocities can and will continue to occur if relationships between people, God and creation are not renewed by God’s awe-inspiring love and justice.

Dec 17, 2012 by Bethany Beachum

December 2012

I recently just returned from a visit to the East Coast of Nicaragua, one of many trips I have made to this region of the country in the past few months. The purpose of the trip was to meet with a team of agricultural trainers who are part of the food security and sustainable agriculture program that World Renew (formerly CRWRC) is implementing with indigenous communities on the East Coast.

Nov 22, 2012 by Jim Zylstra

News from Uganda

I just returned from a week on an evaluation team that looked at the work we are doing with one of our Ugandan partner organizations, Katakwi Integrated Development Organization of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church (PAG KIDO). I have been the CRWRC/World Renew consultant to KIDO for twelve years, but soon I will be turning over this responsibility to one of my World Renew colleagues, Edward Etanu Okiror.

Oct 25, 2012 by Joseph Mutebi

Self-help for Sustenance and Growth

The focus of the church on reaching out to majority Muslim communities is a challenge. World Renew/CRWRC partner, Madi West Nile Diocese (MWND), has experienced several such challenges in one of the most Muslim populated areas in Yumbe District. Muslim adherents have taken church land, mistreated Christians, and built mosques in close proximity to Christian churches—even on church land in some places. Events like this are accompanied by heightened tension between the local Christian churches and the Muslim communities involved.

Oct 16, 2012 by Stephan Lutz

Transformation Story

(KENYA) Ndeiya farmers have been rearing cattle for milk and goats for meat during the annual festive seasons and for sale to earn extra income. However, due to climatic variations many farmers have been losing cattle to recurrent droughts. As the pasture land dries up, , milk ,which is a rich source of proteins, has become a rare commodity.

Oct 9, 2012 by Peter Timmerman

Vulnerability

(SOUTHERN AFRICA) The cover of today’s Nation newspaper once again provided me with a reminder of how far we have yet to go in Malawi. On page one the headline says,“1.7 Million Face Hunger.” And on the second page, “130,000 Without Assistance.” CRWRC (now known as World Renew) has been working with small-holder farmers in southern Africa for 22 years.

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