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Tragedy Turns To Hope

July 6, 2021

St. John’s Burry’s United Evangelical Protestant Church in Rochester, PA owns 11.4 acres of land next to their church and parsonage. In 2008, they decided to start a Growing Project and asked Tom Weil to farm the land. In 2010, tragedy struck when Weil’s 26-year-old son, Joey, was killed in a farming accident. Since that […]

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What We Give Is Confidence

December 9, 2020

Dwight Rohrer is a new member of the Growing Hope Globally Board and has contributed to the Lancaster, Pennsylvania Growing Project for sixteen years. Each year, he donates three acres of his land to the Growing Project which has raised over $158,000 since its start in 2004. Dwight’s desire to continue contributing to his community’s […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty at Last

December 2, 2020

Bhangi’s household includes three generations –she and her husband, their son and daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. Their tiny plot of land, less than a half an acre, could not sustain the family’s nutritional needs. When she could, Bhangi worked as a daily wage laborer at a local landowner’s farm to help the family get by, […]

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Back to the Farm, This Time for Good

April 29, 2020

When Rom heard that a non-profit was working to assist farmers near her village, she made a life-changing decision and went back home to her little girl. A widowed rice farmer, she’d been forced to leave her daughter with her mother and head for the city to try to earn enough for them to survive. […]

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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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