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A Lasting Impact Part 1: India Patharkhmah

May 10, 2021

At Growing Hope Globally, we know that the food security programs we support are effective catalysts of change. We regularly share updates about the immediate difference they are making in participants’ lives. However, we don’t often get to share what continues to happen years later – how those who have been impacted by these programs continue to grow and bring change to their communities. We recently caught up with participants from a few of our past programs. Over the next several weeks, we will be…

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May 3, 2021

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Commercial Farming Finally Pays Off

Before Ram became involved in the program, farming was a losing proposition for him no matter how hard he worked. “I faced problems with flooding, drought, cold spells, and marketing, and was thinking about leaving this occupation.” When he came into contact with field staff from local partner SAHAMATI, he was relieved to learn that […]

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A True Success Story

As the program ends and our longtime partner CEFA continues under local leadership, Growing Hope and Evangelical Covenant Church-Covenant World Relief (ECC-CWR) look back on 18 wonderful years of collaboration with the communities of Gamboula, located in Central African Republic’s extreme southwest on the Cameroon border. In the early days, the CEFA was one of […]

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Access to Water Makes Tilapia Farming Possible

April 16, 2021

Ema’s family is one of five in her community to try their hand at raising tilapia. With support and technical advice from local partner ADIP, she and her husband constructed a 16’ x 26’ pond nearly 3 feet deep with room for up to 50 fish. She’s delighted with the results. As soon as she […]

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Raising Chickens Inspires Community Cohesion

Local partner APIDEC’s early baseline training modules in poultry raising have benefited the community during and after the March-September 2020 pandemic lockdown order. Because the program started during the dry season when instruction in vegetable and crop production was not feasible, organizing women’s groups to raise chickens was first on the training agenda. As it […]

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Designing a Better Farm

March 29, 2021

Despite the disruption of the pandemic, recent hurricanes, and the loss of the first bean crop to excessive rains, not all the news has been bad. Coffee prices have been favorable and the conditions are looking good so far for the second planting of beans. And Rufino is feeling very optimistic after totally revamping his […]

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Working, Saving and Setting Goals as a Family

“People like us don’t save money because we have no money to save.” This was the first reaction that many people in the community had at the suggestion that a group of women join together to organize a Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA). That’s definitely what Martha thought. Her husband, Denis, was involved in […]

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Local Folks Grows Hope with Maple Syrup

March 26, 2021

It’s maple syrup season, and as Ohio is ranked fourth in US production of maple syrup production, it’s a sure bet you’ve seen trees tapped throughout the community. But did you know that a group of dedicated folks in Hiram are harvesting maple syrup to support farmers in communities around the world? For the seventh […]

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Faith-Based Communities Come Together to Tackle Global Hunger

March 22, 2021

Perhaps you’ve heard the European folk tale of “stone soup” — in the story, community members each contribute one thing to a communal meal and together they are able to prepare a bountiful feast that feeds the body, mind and spirit. It is in this spirit of cooperation and giving that the nondenominational faith-based organization, […]

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A Good Year Despite the Pandemic

March 16, 2021

George is a community promoter who has been with the Rio Coco program since 2017. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, he says, “I feel that I have been very blessed. I’ve had food in the house, income from the sale of rice and other produce, and the security of a farm and a home […]

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Global Farmer Experience Goes Virtual

March 12, 2021

We are excited to share the new and improved Global Farmer Experience, updated for either in person or online use.  This resource is based on more than 20 years of experience supporting sustainable agricultural development programs in more than 50 countries around the world. The Global Farmer Experience gives you the chance to step into […]

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