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Conserving Soils Key to Resiliency

July 28, 2022

Doña Silvia confirms that, as expressed by the subtitle of the program (“Somos Resilientes”), she and her family are indeed resilient. Except for her husband’s seasonal work picking coffee, agriculture is the sole source of income for the couple and their two children. But things weren’t going so well for them even before drought and […]

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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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Commercial Farming Finally Pays Off

May 3, 2021

Before Ram became involved in the program, farming was a losing proposition for him no matter how hard he worked. “I faced problems with flooding, drought, cold spells, and marketing, and was thinking about leaving this occupation.” When he came into contact with field staff from local partner SAHAMATI, he was relieved to learn that […]

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Building Resilience

November 17, 2020

A young couple lives on a small farm with their daughter and two sons. They grow rice on a half acre of land and make ends meet by working as day laborers. That is, they did until recently. This year a drought caused their rice crop to fail. The couple had taken a loan to […]

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