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Animals, Agriculture, and Adaptation to Change

September 24, 2020

Despite turbulent times in Haiti and the world at large since this two-year program began in November of 2019, local partner AGEHPMDNG and participants have made strides toward their goal of improving the living conditions of 500 farm families in the country’s Northwest. Political upheaval, food shortages, the arrival of COVID-19 in Haiti, persistent drought […]

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Local Partner Continues Work as Program Ends

September 17, 2020

As this multi-year program comes to an end, there is much to celebrate. The local partner, Center for Experimentation and Training in Agriculture (CEFA) is in a strong position to forge ahead on its own. In this country of 4.6 million souls spread over 240,535 square miles, CEFA is one of the few organizations present […]

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Having a Toilet Improves a Mother’s Health

September 3, 2020

Since the mushroom program expanded to encourage and support building household toilets, Ry says her health is better. Before they became mushroom growers, Ry and her husband, Chon, worked as day laborers to support their 5- and 10-year-old daughters.  They did whatever work they could find in exchange for daily pay. They have a small […]

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Changed Lives Change Communities

September 1, 2020

Bosko, a farmer and fisherman, is seeing his life – and that of his community – change for the better. It all started when he was invited to a Village Savings and Lending Association (VSLA) meeting sponsored by local partner Anglican Diocese of Niassa. VSLAs are self-formed groups which encourage members to save money, invest […]

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Baseline Studies Set Foundation For Measuring Success

August 27, 2020

Most of the stories that we share at Growing Hope Globally highlight the successes and progress made by the communities we support. However, you might be wondering what things are like before our partners start a new program. Many of the programs we fund utilize baseline studies. They are typically conducted by program staff in […]

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Controlling Soil Erosion with Mulching and More

August 12, 2020

George, a Kabale farmer, is something of a soil erosion pioneer in his community. He credits local partner PAG with training him on a variety of interventions aimed at restoring soil fertility on over-farmed, sloping land. “Before the PAG training, my harvests were poor,” says George, “and my yields were low. So were my neighbors’. […]

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When the Going Gets Tough, Just Add Honey

August 6, 2020

Indigenous families in the Chaco region of Paraguay were already experiencing a challenging situation with corporate land grabs and deforestation restricting their ability to live off the land.  Add the additional challenges of drought, a dengue fever outbreak, and a global pandemic and things sound pretty grim.  They are.  But a new Church World Service […]

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Homemade Fertilizer and Pesticides Work Best

Conservation agriculture practices are opening Haoua’s eyes to a more productive way of farming.  The mother of four said she and her husband worked hard in their field and garden plot year after year, with little success. “If we initially got a decent yield from chemical fertilizers, in time we weren’t able to produce as […]

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Veterinary Telemedicine Comes to Macuelizo

As COVID-19 ramps up in Honduras, César, an agricultural promoter and project manager who works for local partner CASM, is still supporting program farmers … virtually. The pandemic was slow to arrive in Latin America, but as people began losing their jobs in cities, they went home, unwittingly taking the virus with them. To prevent […]

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Empowering Women Leads to Food Security

June 9, 2020

Traditionally, women in Kendua are not allowed to go outside the home for agriculture or any other activities, but Zahanara is breaking barriers. With the support and encouragement of her husband, she is making great strides as a model farmer, para-vet, and community influencer. On the invitation of local partner SATHI, Zahanara joined a female […]

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