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The Uphill Climb is Worth It, For the Children

July 1, 2022

Marcos and Filomena work hard to make sure their two little girls are not among the 46% of under-five children in Timor Leste who suffer from chronic malnutrition or stunting. They only used to grow and eat corn and cassava, but have recently added protein in the form of eggs from the chickens they now […]

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The Satisfaction Of Educating Others

March 1, 2022

Imagine retiring from teaching school and then continuing to teach in the community at large for 20+ years because it’s just so satisfying. That’s how it happened for Miguel, a regional coordinator for local partner SSID in the mountainous Northwest region of the Dominican Republic near the border with Haiti. At 73, Miguel says there’s […]

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Life is Better in So Many Ways

January 12, 2022

Now that they have a tank to store rainwater in, Maribel and her family are no longer completely limited to producing food in the unpredictable rainy season. She says, “Through training activities with [local partner] CIEETS, we can now grow and harvest more because we’ve learned about farming with irrigation. Since what we grow is […]

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Impossible Dreams? Not Any Longer

January 7, 2022

Preparing chicken soup with basil, oregano, and green bananas, or the fried fish that Esmeralda’s son and husband like so much, is easier and safer with the new eco-stove in the kitchen. Because it uses less firewood and cooks food faster, she spends less time overall in getting meals together. Her old stove was so […]

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Great Achievement Despite Crisis After Crisis

Thanks to the dedication of participants and local partner alike, the goals of the two-year program that focused on animals, agriculture and adaptation were met according to plan! When seen against the backdrop of all that’s been happening in Haiti over the last two years, their achievement becomes even more remarkable. Among the countrywide and […]

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Not Abandoned, Empowered

October 18, 2021

Contrary to what Elena feared when her husband abandoned her and their five children, new farming knowledge and skills are enabling the family to have a much better life than before he left. Elena is no stranger to hardship. She was born in the midst of the Guatemalan Civil War 36 years ago, and was […]

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Working the Land Using Old Ways and New

September 16, 2021

Pepe appreciates the value of the varied techniques he’s learned as part of the agroecological approach to farming promoted by local partner GRADAID. The program builds on his own lifetime experience and retains some of the best aspects of community life while inspiring everyone with ways to adjust to changing realities. “I am a farmer,” […]

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Veterinary Care Takes Off in Jean Rabel

September 10, 2021

As a veterinarian and member of local partner AGEHPMDNG, Erick facilitates training sessions to improve and sustain local livestock health and value. The workshops cover animal breeding and health, when to call a vet based on what symptoms, and the importance of animals. Says Erick, “Many people used to think in terms only of animals […]

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