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Building a Future Through Training & Support

March 1, 2022

The first thing Josefa does each morning after rising, praying, preparing breakfast and cleaning the house is to look over her garden. She spends most of her day tending her vegetables because they allow her to give her children nutritious meals, and whatever she brings in at the local farmers market from selling her surplus […]

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Young and Old Value Working Together

November 4, 2021

This program makes a special point of including young and old – and everyone in between – in its activities. A popular option is to involve them in all aspects of community tree nurseries: planning, planting, monitoring, and caring for the trees. In one rural community, 35 youth between the ages of 16 and 25 […]

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Resilience to Disaster

October 18, 2021

The communities of Macuelizo were heavily affected by hurricanes Eta and Iota in late 2020. This came as no surprise, given that the country of Honduras is one of the world’s most vulnerable to natural disasters, especially floods and hurricanes. But, because Church World Service and partners’ aim since 2008 has been to lower risks […]

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Leadership During Hard Times

May 14, 2021

During the pandemic, Nelson, president of a youth group called Youth United for the Development of the Community of El Batey, learned that “A true entrepreneur shows leadership during hard times.” At the start of 2020, Nelson had been studying mathematics at the university and attending a finance and accounting course at his government´s vocational […]

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A Good Year Despite the Pandemic

March 16, 2021

George is a community promoter who has been with the Rio Coco program since 2017. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, he says, “I feel that I have been very blessed. I’ve had food in the house, income from the sale of rice and other produce, and the security of a farm and a home […]

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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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A Self-Taught Farmer Teaches Her Neighbors

September 18, 2019

Not too many years ago, Miriam had no experience as a farmer. But she’s shown such ability that she’s been selected by the program to receive additional training as a “promotora,” teaching and supporting other farmers so they get good results using a variety of sustainable techniques. She was raised in a little village on […]

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