Village Savings and Loans

Oct 4, 2018 by Troy Sanon

Strong Partnerships Support Successful Saving

HAITI - In Haiti, World Renew's partner FOTADEL creates UZIMA through Village Savings and Loans groups, as well as programs in horticulture and literacy.

Oct 3, 2018 by Daniel Lepp Friesen

Growing Rice… and a New Church!

SIERRA LEONE - 1200 people call the town of Heremakono home. For the past 7 years, World Renew and our local partner, Christian Extension Services, have been working with this community in northeastern Sierra Leone to improve their situation, first by responding to local interest and then by helping them build a local leadership team.

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 15, 2018 by Jenninah Kabiswa

Agribusiness Transforms a Life

(KENYA) Mr. Isaac Njuguna is a 34 year old father of two, living in Ng’enda, Kenya. He supports his wife, his nine-year-old daughter and his infant son as a horticultural farmer. There was a time when he struggled a lot to do this. He worked hard and had big plans to make his work fruitful, but that wasn’t enough.

Feb 20, 2018 by Steve Sywulka

Transformative Growth

The Southern Africa Ministry Team is growing in different ways. Growing in number: We are so grateful to God for extra hands (and brains) to help us be more effective in impacting this region! Two new staff members have joined us:

Dec 19, 2017

Entrepreneurial Spirit Activated

Hellen Ebei in front of her solar panel used for her phone charging business

Dec 14, 2017 by Ruairidh Waddell

IS it all in the detail?

Greetings everybody from a very wet Lilongwe, Malawi where the rains have started in earnest. It is my seven-year-old daughter Lucy’s job to check the rain gauge after every downpour and it is the one chore that she gets excited about — Lucy is very detail oriented.

Dec 12, 2017 by Kathleen Lauder

Garment Worker Turned Successful Farmer

Working in a garment factory is a good source of income, but it’s also tedious work far from home. Many young Cambodian women living in rural areas leave to work in the garment industry. But when they return to their villages, they are faced with finding sustainable work that can support their families. Farming remains a good career option for those who return to rural areas, but learning agricultural techniques is challenging. Thary Kong is an example of how a young woman can return home and learn the skills she needs to have a successful farming career.