Fruitful Work

Aug 11, 2018 by Graham Seel

Linking Savings Groups to Banks Can Improve Member Retention

Successful Savings Groups (SGs) often run into a problem after the first couple of years. Some members who have grown small businesses, or who want to save for the long term...

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.

Mar 26, 2018 by Jenninah Kabiswa

Renewed Hope

(KENYA) James Mwangi is 20 years old and lives in the village of Mariguiti in Mundoro region of Kiganjo settlement of Kenya. Although he finished high school two years ago, poor high school grades (mostly due to frequent disruptions to his education) and insufficient family finances meant that James could not attend college and therefore stood little chance for meaningful employment.

Mar 23, 2018 by Joseph Mutebi

The Will to Move Forward

(UGANDA) Atuku Joyce is a mother living in Pajaa village, Kal parish, Patiko sub-county. Her life became very hard after her husband left her for another woman in January of last year. “I was left alone to shoulder the responsibility of bringing up all the five children,” says Joyce.

Jun 29, 2017 by Stephan Lutz

My Farm is a Gold Mine

Joseph Gatitu calls his farm a gold mine. The 34-year-old father lives in Ng’enda, Kenya with his wife and two young children. A trained lorry driver, Joseph drove lorries and mini vans for 10 years, waking up early on cold mornings and driving for long distances. Joseph earned about $100 US per month, hardly enough to sustain his family and support his aging parents. Long hours on the road left him little time to spend with his family and led to marital disputes.

Jun 20, 2017 by Andrew Gwaivangmin

Improved Livelihoods through Creative Enterprise in Sierra Leone

During last year’s harvest, as other farmers grumbled about low yield, Mustapha Fofana hoped for a bumper rice harvest. Mustapha had reason to hope: last year he harvested 180 bushels! “I used to grow just enough rice for my household to eat. But now,” he says proudly, “I can keep some and sell the surplus to pay my children’s school fees, buy school supplies, pay family medical bills, and meet other household needs.”

May 11, 2017 by Jim Zylstra

Vocational Skills Training Changed My Life

In Tanzania, World Renew's partner Asasi Ya Chagua Maisha has been working to help girls and young women caught up in sex work. The young women, ages 15-25, are living in three communities on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam.

May 2, 2017

Change the Story of Poverty

Together with you, World Renew is equipping men, women, and children to change their stories of hardship into testimonies of hope.  Join us in Changing the Story, so that communities can achieve...

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.

Mar 24, 2017 by Juvêncio Mataria

Estela Jaime Changes Her Story

More than 60 percent of the population of Niassa, Mozambique, lives below the national poverty line. Rural areas are even poorer, with no easy access to financial services. World Renew and its partner in this area, Diocese de Niassa, are setting up Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) with the aim of improving access to financing and helping farmers in periods of waiting after planting and of uncertainty about harvest outcomes.