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Culinary World Tour: Frankenmuth, MI

August 20, 2022

Sample a variety of delicious foods from around the world while making a difference! Stay for an evening of fun activities or take your dinner to go. Purchase tickets at give.growinghopeglobally.org/CulinaryWorldTour Proceeds from the event will benefit Growing Hope Globally programs in Cambodia, Honduras, Kenya, Nepal, Peru and Tanzania. Special thanks to Star of the […]

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Conservation Agriculture Easier on Aging Farmers

June 10, 2022

Joseph joined a Farmer Field School despite other men saying it was “a waste of time.” He ended up mulching a small piece of land just to please the staff. And then … “I never at all believed in this,” he admits, but his mulched maize remained green even when the rains stopped. When he […]

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Adopting All the Skills

January 7, 2022

You’d have to search far and wide before finding a more determined farmer than Lucy. Since joining her village’s Farmer Field School, she has started implementing all the new practices she’s been exposed to thus far. These include establishing a multi-story kitchen garden, building a large outdoor dish rack to improve household sanitation, erecting a […]

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A Lasting Impact Part 4: Kenya Bamba

June 29, 2021

The very first program funded by Growing Hope Globally was located in Bamba, Kenya. It began in 2001, implemented by World Renew and local partner Anglican Development Services – Pwani. Twenty years later, residents of Bamba are still seeing the lasting impact. The following are just a few examples: Christine Back in 2003, Christine was […]

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Shocked By Her Own Success

June 28, 2021

In 2019, after years of poor farming results, Saweria experienced a complete crop failure because of a severe drought. In order to feed her three children, she says she resorted to stealing forest firewood to sell, risking hyena attacks and government sanctions.  Less than a year into the start of this new program, she was […]

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A Lasting Impact Part 2: Kenya Machackos

May 25, 2021

  The Kenya Machackos program began in 2003 and continued until 2010 with World Renew and local partner NACODEV under the leadership of Pastor Cosmas Mwanzia. At the outset, the communities in this semi-arid region were dealing with chronic food and water shortages. Women were walking up to 20 miles for water. The program began […]

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Renewing Rural Churches

February 17, 2021

It is no secret that rural communities have had more than their share of challenges over the last decades, and that often includes the churches in those communities. The church I serve, Wiley Heights Covenant Church outside of Yakima, Washington, is not without its own challenges of navigating how to do ministry well in this […]

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Starting Off Right: Community Self-Assessment

December 4, 2020

Located in an arid/semi-arid region in the north of Kenya, the Igembe program is an offshoot of the Tigania program which has helped to enhance community resilience and year-round food security. The new program aims to build on the successes of its predecessor, including: Diversifying household income Farming methods that lower the risk of crop […]

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Making Food Security a Reality

October 16, 2020

Program participants are using a wide range of strategies to improve their food security, and prepare for the future. They are also earning money through a variety of small businesses. This year most farmers got good harvests.  Ample rains certainly helped, but they also put in a lot of hard work to prepare the land […]

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Mobilizing Community During the Pandemic

October 2, 2020

The carefully-run four-year Kenya Magarini program ended with $7, 635 in unspent funds remaining just as the impact of COVID-19 was making itself felt around the world.  Local partner ADS-Pwani reached out and received approval from World Renew and Growing Hope to use the money to help the community stay safe. ADS-Pwani gave a series […]

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