Fruitful Work

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.

Feb 24, 2017 by Faye Yu

Thirty Minutes

We recently conducted a year-end evaluation of our HIV Innovation project in Malawi to learn more about the impact of our project working with young girls engaged in transactional sex.

Feb 14, 2017

Fruitful Work for Ou Sam Art

Two years ago, when Ou Sam Art learned about village savings and loans groups through World Renew's partner KADRA, she took it upon herself to start one in her village. It wasn't easy, but Ou Sam Art went from house to house speaking with families. Many were skeptical, thinking it might just be a scam to take their money. Ou Sam Art didn't give up, and slowly she convinced enough villagers to start a group.

Jan 26, 2017 by Anedy Ludovik

Fruitful Work for Magreth

In Tanzania a high rate of girls drop out of school, especially in rural areas. Those who complete primary school often do not go on for further studies, because local and traditional beliefs generally dictate that sending girls to school is wasting money. The country also has a high rate of child marriage, which, combined with early pregnancy, usually prevents girls from attending secondary school.

Dec 27, 2016

Half the Picture

But as 2016 draws to a close, looking at the year in review presents us with a bigger picture. We may feel painfully aware that the problems our children are inheriting are possibly too great for them to bear. Our children hold such amazing potential. How have they been hampered by problems not of their own making? Do we realize how indispensable they are? How can we encourage them and guide them? */ /*-->*/