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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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Alternative Income Sources and Peace-Building

December 18, 2018

Amid a bleak situation of country-wide political violence and drought followed by flooding, program participants in Nicaragua are finding hope through the efforts of local partner CIEETS. Ever since protests in April led to violence and threats, roadblocks have prevented children from going to school. Since people couldn’t leave the area, supplies of staple foods […]

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Celebratory Food Fairs Serve an Important Purpose

Nine program families sold a wide array of home-grown produce to guests at a food fair sponsored recently by local partner CIEDEG. Fruits like peaches and passion fruit. Vegetables galore, including celery, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, radishes, avocado, green onions, tomatoes, and chili peppers. Medicinal herbs and fresh-cut flowers. The beauty of the offerings wowed guests, […]

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Improving Family, Community and Environmental Health

Families participating in the Macuelizo program in Honduras – the country with the highest propensity for natural disaster in the world! – discuss some of the ways their lives have improved with support from local partner CASM. The Ramirez family says that “CASM is the first organization that has directly helped families in our community. […]

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Successful Farmer Becomes an Entrepreneur

December 14, 2018

When farmers have affordable and locally-available technical support, they are more likely to be successful as they try out and adopt new farming practices. The new India West Champaran & Sitamarhi program trains Private Service Providers (PSP) to offer their support services to others. After mastering rice-growing techniques that improved yields and reduced costs, Munna […]

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Kalamazoo Dairy Project Contributes to Hunger Relief

DECEMBER 14, 2018  THE BANNER  ANITA BEEM A unique dairy-based “rent a cow” project has brought three Christian Reformed churches in Kalamazoo, Mich., together with Growing Hope Globally (formerly Foods Resource Bank) and World Renew to help alleviate hunger around the world. Since 2007, Kalamazoo’s Grace CRC, Heritage CRC, and Third CRC have been “renting” cows, that is, covering the costs for their […]

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Nativity Scenes Raise Support for a Christmas Party in Kenya

December 12, 2018

Warm-hearted giving from a Christian Reformed congregation in West Michigan will help to fund development projects across the globe and, specifically, a new effort in Kenya to protect girls from female circumcision. The money was raised from a recent display and sale of nativity sets and other goods at Friendship Christian Reformed Church in Byron […]

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Mount Pleasant growing project good for the soul

December 7, 2018

Harvest is always a busy time of year for farmers, but the harvest from one field in Mount Pleasant holds a special significance. The crops from the twenty acre plot of land next to the Contitech plant go to support a special cause; supporting hungry farmers around the world, so they can have the dignity […]

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The Hope We Hold and The Hope We Bring

November 30, 2018

Hope applies to both sides of our organization. Webster says, “Hope is the desire and expectation of good – as ‘my hope is that you succeed.” As a farmer, I became a little depressed and concerned over the summer because we received over 14 inches of rain in 20 days. But I held onto hope […]

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