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Advent Devotional

November 27, 2021

We hope you will enjoy reading this Advent Devotional with reflections from the Growing Hope Globally family around the world.  Wishing you a blessed Advent and a very Merry Christmas. Download Advent Devotional

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Young and Old Value Working Together

November 4, 2021

This program makes a special point of including young and old – and everyone in between – in its activities. A popular option is to involve them in all aspects of community tree nurseries: planning, planting, monitoring, and caring for the trees. In one rural community, 35 youth between the ages of 16 and 25 […]

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Community Members Confirm Progress

November 3, 2021

After disruptive heavy rains in January 2021, communities planted vegetable gardens that were immediately affected by excessive heat, But the farmers persisted in their efforts and by the end of June, gardens were producing lettuce, cabbage, carrots, beets, onions, parsley, tomatoes, and sweet peppers. Women showed enthusiasm for the work in the gardens. Cristina says, […]

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A Ray of Hope Mitigates Desperation

Amna has found reason for hope amidst the suffering she and the other residents of the Gaza Strip have endured due to the latest military escalation in May 2021. She, her husband and their 10 children were selected by the local committee to participate in the rabbit breeding program after their two-bedroom, tin-roofed home was […]

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Beekeeping Knowledge Passed On

Don Adilio, an established beekeeper from a former program community, has been passing on his knowledge and expertise to others in conjunction with local partner APIDEC. Growing Hope Globally’s partners know how useful it is to identify talented local entrepreneurs to serve as role models and trainers who can conduct learning visits for other farmers. […]

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No More Selling Solo

Rose is one of 17 newly-trained Marketing Private Service Providers who were challenged by the program to start ten marketing groups among farmers in their areas. The 19 women and 10 men who make up the Titukuke (which means “Let us Prosper”) marketing group, have already benefited from her guidance. True to the program’s purpose […]

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The Future Starts with Seeds

October 27, 2021

Gerardo says, “Having food to eat and seeds to plant – even after a poor rainy season – is the best thing that has happened to us!” He knows from personal experience the pain of not having the necessary seeds to plant during the rainy season and having to migrate to find work in order […]

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Small Town, Global Impact

October 25, 2021

FFA Advisor James Abbas teaches at AGWSR High School in Ackley, Iowa. Abbas was looking for a way to help his students see beyond their community and consider issues like global hunger that affect the rest of the world. “I wanted to raise awareness of the issues that exist outside of our classroom, connecting the […]

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Resilience to Disaster

October 18, 2021

The communities of Macuelizo were heavily affected by hurricanes Eta and Iota in late 2020. This came as no surprise, given that the country of Honduras is one of the world’s most vulnerable to natural disasters, especially floods and hurricanes. But, because Church World Service and partners’ aim since 2008 has been to lower risks […]

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Not Abandoned, Empowered

Contrary to what Elena feared when her husband abandoned her and their five children, new farming knowledge and skills are enabling the family to have a much better life than before he left. Elena is no stranger to hardship. She was born in the midst of the Guatemalan Civil War 36 years ago, and was […]

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