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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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Gibault students’ farm project aids global development efforts

April 16, 2019

This article was originally published in the Messenger, the Catholic newspaper for the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois. By Suzanne Koziatek, Staff Writer Group will sow wheat on donated land, donate proceeds from their harvest Students at Gibault Catholic High School in Waterloo are digging deep to help families far away, as they join forces with a […]

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GROWING HOPE GLOBALLY EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR FOR THE 4TH YEAR IN A ROW

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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Girls Empowered to Improve Their Own Lives

January 2, 2019

Marginalized girls like Lilian who have graduated from the two-year Girls Empowerment Program in West Pokot have improved their psychological, social and economic welfare such that they are able to take charge of their own futures. Many of them were married off too early or otherwise exposed to trauma and oppression, but living in a […]

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Savings Groups Have Lasting Impact

December 28, 2018

Friends and neighbors in the Kenya Tigania program join together to save money according to a “Village Savings and Lending Association” (VSLA) model that is quickly boosting both income and possibilities for participants. One member, Francis, had a shoe repair business that had failed, but lacked the funds to revive it until he joined his […]

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“The World’s Perfect Food” is Perfect for These Children

An ad campaign for the nutrient-rich banana calls it “the world’s perfect food.” A baby step toward self-sufficiency for families in the Rwanda Rubavu program involves growing bananas for a fast turnaround on nutrition for children. Nazarene Compassionate Ministries’ (NCM) Child Development Centers had been seeing an increase in children being left at the border […]

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Growing Vegetables with Nutrition in Mind

Thanks to the Kendua program’s emphasis on nutrition and environmentally friendly agriculture, a farmer named Mr. Alam declares, “Our food habits have changed, and we, our wives and our children are healthier.” Most of the villagers in the program are farmers who’ve always used traditional methods. They mostly grew rice to satisfy their families’ hunger, […]

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Farmers raise money, share knowledge in global group

December 27, 2018

OTTAWA, Ill. — Midwest farmers and church-goers have found a way to make harvest festivals, bike rides, auctions and good crop yields here raise money for projects that help people overseas fight hunger. Dean Lundeen (left) and another volunteer prepare the hog for the Harvest Celebration dinner in Ottawa, Ill.Photo courtesy Kevin Nelson This year, […]

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Dry-Land Farming Techniques Trap Moisture

December 19, 2018

Even though the Burkina Faso Gnagha program just started in April of this year, participants in ten villages are hard at work readying their fields in advance of hoped-for rains and planting. In this picture, a farmer employs a dry-land conservation farming technique that retains morning dew that will allow his crop to sprout and […]

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