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Women Gain Financial Security With Savings Co-Op

August 25, 2021

Women are being empowered through their membership in the Triveni Women’s Savings and Credit Cooperative in Nepal. The co-op provides loans, insurance and other financial benefits that are often hard for women to come by. The Triveni Cooperative started in 2018 with just 19 members. At first, they collected just 8 cents per woman per […]

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Innovative Equipment Design Benefits Growers

August 23, 2021

Steam-sterilizing the straw used as a growth medium for mushrooms is an essential part of the production process for the families in this program. A family’s steamer is a significant investment in equipment, water, fuel and labor, so finding a way to cut costs and time is a godsend. A more efficient steamer design is […]

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Win-Win for Private Service Providers & Customers

August 19, 2021

The West Champaran program is coming to a close, but the benefits it provided to the individuals involved will continue to multiply. The outstanding farmers and practitioners who were selected to be Private Service Providers (PSP) earn a living by sharing their knowledge and best practices with others. And the farmers and families they serve […]

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9th Graders Learn and Teach About Global Hunger

August 5, 2021

Morgan Boerman teaches science at OnTECH Charter High School in Syracuse, New York. In February 2021, she participated in the Global Learning in Agriculture conference where she learned about Growing Hope Globally’s SAE for All curriculum focused on international agricultural development. “They did a wonderful job of putting this together”, said Boerman, “I am a […]

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Working Her Way Out of Poverty

August 3, 2021

Hasina’s constant search for ways to earn a steady income has finally met with success, now that she has joined the program run by local partner SATHI. She took out a small loan from her Self-Help Group (SHG) to start a poultry business, but opted to raise poultry in the traditional way. After struggling with […]

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Higher Standard of Living Due to Skills Learned

As this successful program wraps up, Mrs. Minh, her husband and their two girls are confident that the work they do to raise chickens, ducks and goats will continue to improve living conditions on their small five-acre farm. Mrs. Minh has been an active participant in the program since Mennonite Central Committee began supporting area […]

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Success with Sustainable Farming Practices

August 2, 2021

Mr. Gajithiren originally practiced conventional farming with only modest success. After taking advantage of the many training opportunities offered by local partner CHETHANA, he has become passionate about organic farming and shares what he knows with his neighbors. He owns three cows which provide him with milk and fertilizer and grows many different types of […]

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Cereal Banks Prepare For The Lean Period

July 9, 2021

While it is still early in this new program, and though the Far North region of Cameroon is in the midst of the annual June-September lean period, local partner RELUFA’s past experience indicates that increasing the number of grain banks will strengthen the food security of participants. The goal is to have enough stored grain […]

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Tragedy Turns To Hope

July 6, 2021

St. John’s Burry’s United Evangelical Protestant Church in Rochester, PA owns 11.4 acres of land next to their church and parsonage. In 2008, they decided to start a Growing Project and asked Tom Weil to farm the land. In 2010, tragedy struck when Weil’s 26-year-old son, Joey, was killed in a farming accident. Since that […]

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A Lasting Impact Part 4: Kenya Bamba

June 29, 2021

The very first program funded by Growing Hope Globally was located in Bamba, Kenya. It began in 2001, implemented by World Renew and local partner Anglican Development Services – Pwani. Twenty years later, residents of Bamba are still seeing the lasting impact. The following are just a few examples: Christine Back in 2003, Christine was […]

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