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Jun 23, 2018 by Marrion Omanyo

The Slow and Worthwhile Work of Changing Mindsets

MARRION OMANYO - LAOS World Renew began work  in the northeast province of Xiengkhouang, Laos about 13 years ago, aiming to improve community income and livelihoods in its remote communities. The third phase of this work began in June 2014 and faced a big challenge: our communities expected handouts and some project staff and district coordinators agreed. They felt that World Renew had a lot of money and that the community should not be asked to contribute... Read More

Jun 21, 2018 by Phil VandenBerg

What a difference a year makes!

TANZANIA - I first met Happiness under difficult circumstances. The drought that had affected most of Tanzania throughout 2016/2017 had left most families in the rural communities struggling due to food insecurity. Cattle and goats were dying due to lack of fodder. World Renew, together with our partner, the Africa Inland Church of Tanzania, were conducting agricultural trainings in the village where Happiness lived. Trainings made possible through the support... Read More

Jun 15, 2018 by Jon Self

Monsoon Rains Threaten Rohingya Refugees

BANGLADESH - Sitting in an air-conditioned office in Canada, it’s hard to comprehend the daily experiences of Rohingya refugees living on the other side of the world. The scale of this crisis both shocks and overwhelms me. But it’s easy for this crisis to be just a number. Just one more individual, many miles away, experiencing trauma that I do not understand and have little capacity to abate.

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