Aug 9, 2019 by Graham Seel

Beyond Savings Groups

World Renew works with local partners, often churches or church groups. Training and facilitation are provided, and sometimes funding for the cost of getting groups started. Graham Seel, a World Renew volunteer, has been exploring whether VSLA groups can link to other financial institutions to make them even more effective in improving community livelihoods. Not surprisingly, with 30+ years in banking, he feels that banks can really help – if they want to!

Mar 11, 2019 by Maydi Hernandez

Self-help Women Group improve livelihoods

Helping community members to participate in health, literacy, and income generation programs, World Renew works through local partnerships to empower community members and give them hope. In one community, women are being given the opportunity to create a better life for their families by learning valuable new skills in weaving.

Feb 28, 2019 by David Tyokighir

God Used Your Gifts and Prayers for Nigeria

NIGERIA - World Renew Nigeria offers knowledge and support to individuals and communities that desire to be agents of change in their country. This rewarding process requires patience, mutual trust, and passion for justice and mercy.

Feb 8, 2019 by Ruth Alkema

Changing Women’s Lives “Little by Little”

In rural communities in developing countries, most women have very limited opportunities to access important financial resources through banks. Access is one critical problem, being a woman -- and a high risk investment for banks -- is another. The inability to open a bank account and borrow money at a reasonable rate can be financially and personally crippling. This is where community-based Village Savings and Loans groups have become valuable lifelines for women to create a better future for themselves and their families.

Feb 5, 2019 by Ruth Alkema

Inspiring Hope and Gender Equality

Faced with unequal decision-making opportunities and unequal workloads, Grace said it was like living in “total slavery” — a seemingly never-ending cycle of toil, exhaustion, and inequality. Throughout the first full week of February (Feb. 3-9, 2019), Canada will celebrate International Development Week (IDW) to recognize contributions in creating a better future for people like Grace through international development efforts. IDW is also a time to inspire Canadians to consider what they can do to reduce poverty and suffering in the world’s most broken and needy places.