Sustainable Agriculture

Nov 16, 2018 by Sadoc Aguilar Palma

God Never Forgets Us

GUATEMALA - In north Guatemala, a small community, San Martin II struggled to thrive. San Martin II didn’t see many outsiders, but someone was praying that her community and family will flourish. When World Renew’s local partner in Guatemala, the Presbyterian Service Committee of Kekchi paid a visit to her village 3 years ago, Teresa considered it a response to her prayers.

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.

May 24, 2018 by Stephan Lutz

Access to Markets

KENYA - Francis Mukui is a zucchini farmer in the Mundoro area of the settlement of Kiganjo in south central Kenya. Now twenty-six years old, he has been farming for the last two years but has had trouble finding markets for his product. “Zucchini are delicate products,” he says. “Once they mature, they must get to market immediately, otherwise they are wasted.” Mr. Mukui has also struggled to grow a product of high-enough quality. Between the fragile nature and inconsistent quality of his product, he says he used to lose up to 100 kgs in a week, and so almost gave up on farming.

Feb 21, 2018 by Tom Post

What is Courage?

Duong Thoeun is a courageous woman. This Cambodian mother of three young children had the courage to try to something different, to say no to the “usual way” and now, with the help of her children, earns $7 a day from her cucumber harvest—pretty good money in rural Cambodia!

Feb 9, 2018 by Christina de Jong

Five Years, Five Countries, Many Thousands

Today, after agri-preneurship and crop cycles training, Mrs. Chimutha’s average monthly income has increased to USD $200/month, and there is enough food left to feed the family. She is actively participating in a village savings and loans group, is paying for her daughter’s schooling, and is contributing to the building of their family home.

Dec 19, 2017 by Daniel Lepp Friesen

Food for the Body and Food for the Spirit

(SIERRA LEONE) “Christian Extension Services is the John the Baptist of our communities!” exclaims Rev. Istifanus Bahago, leadership consultant with Resonate Global in Sierra Leone. Christian Extension Services partners with World Renew in this West African country, where poverty is a way of life for many people.

Sep 25, 2017 by Mark VanderWees

Victor's Soda Shop

(NICARAGUA) Entering Victor Solano’s house in rural Nicaragua, you might think you are walking into in a soda shop. Big plastic soda bottles of every brand — Coke, Pepsi, Sprite and several brands local to Nicaragua — line the exterior walls of his home.

Sep 19, 2017 by Kathleen Lauder

Finding a Way to Stay in the Village

In Cambodia, the pull is strong for people to migrate from their rural communities to cities like Phnom Penh, and neighboring countries like Thailand, where jobs are available with a steady wage. Unable to earn a living wage in their communities, men and women leave their families to survive.

Sep 16, 2017 by Juvêncio Mataria

Small Scale Farmers Find Farming Profitable at Long Last

Niassa province in northeast Mozambique in particular has the ideal makings of a robust farming community but continues to struggle with low agricultural productivity among the small-scale farmers who depend on traditional farming methods and low-yield seed varieties. These rural poor have little buffer against food insecurity.

Sep 14, 2017 by Steve Sywulka

Perma-Gardens

My colleague Faye and I were visiting the homes of people who had attended a World Renew-sponsored permaculture course earlier this year. It was a sunny day and I enjoyed seeing the hills in the distance as we drove to the village. “Great place to hike” said Faye, pointing at one of the hills. We started at one church and then made our way from house to house as each person proudly showed us what he or she had accomplished since the training event.

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