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Growing Hope Globally holds national Summer Celebration in Conrad

August 6, 2019

CONRAD, IA — Iowa farmers who are part of Growing Hope Globally celebrated the group’s 20th anniversary with volunteers from across the U.S. at its National Summer Celebration held July 26-27 at BCLUW High School in Conrad. Max Finberg, current CEO of Growing Hope Globally described the event as being a huge family reunion. “This is […]

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U.S. farmers provide a legacy of hope overseas

July 31, 2019

The following article published in Michigan Farmer chronicles a trip made by Rachel Conley, associate regional director for Growing Hope Globally, and Emily Vincent, a Growing Hope Globally intern, to observe food security programs the group has sponsored in Nepal and Cambodia.

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Community Action Plans Prepare The Way for a Brighter Future

June 27, 2019

Kadzo, once poor and marginalized, has become a successful farmer and an esteemed member of her community after participating in every workshop and opportunity offered by the Kenya Magarini program. She’s putting money aside in her Village Savings & Lending Association to get her children through college by selling vegetables and goats, and soon she […]

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Healthy Children and a Mother’s Happy Heart

June 18, 2019

Just when they needed it most, Shahin and her family got life-changing support from the program. She and her husband have three daughters and two sons ranging in age from 14 to three. All but the youngest are in school, and her husband is a day laborer at a local jute mill. It’s mostly been […]

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“We Have Now Renewed our Hope in Life”

June 7, 2019

Othman’s desperate household situation has improved because of a gift of rabbits and training. He is the sole provider for a family of 14 in a crowded city whose residents face many restrictions, including travel, and where opportunities for employment are scarce. He’s somehow managed to find occasional jobs that have kept the family alive […]

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University Extension Workers Provide Training on Improved Nutrition and Sanitation

June 3, 2019

One year into this program in a very challenging geopolitical situation, local staff and university extension workers continue to bring solutions and hope to farmers resettling in the area after conflict forced them to flee. While the peace agreement in South Sudan is fragile, the East/Central county of Uror is generally calm, and people are […]

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Catalino Finds Success in Climate-Sensitive Farming

May 21, 2019

Retired pastor Catalino, 60, used to work as a laborer on a big coffee farm. Now, thanks to a loan, training and support from Growing Hope, World Renew, and their local partner AMC, he owns his own land and supports his wife and 11 children through farming. Once he got his land, Catalino joined a […]

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Improving His Farm for His Family Now and for Generations to Come

May 14, 2019

Joining a men’s self-help group in early 2016 has given Mr. Klatswer an opportunity to make a fresh start as a farmer on the land he’d given up on. The program began in 2015 to support farmers in addressing the community’s widespread loss of soil fertility over years due to slash-and-burn agriculture and the misuse […]

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Joyce’s Farm Pond Strengthens Her Family’s Resilience

May 8, 2019

Joyce’s four-acre farm is in one of the driest areas in her county, but this single mother of six is growing enough to feed her family and sell surplus for income. As recently as 2015 she was an aid recipient, but she declared she would not be in the same situation the next time a […]

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March 12, 2019

Western Springs, IL, March 12, 2019 – Growing Hope Globally’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 4th time Growing Hope Globally (formerly Foods Resource Bank) has earned this top distinction in the past 4 years. Since […]

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