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Summer Celebration in Conrad, Iowa July 25-27, 2019

July 25 - July 27

20th Anniversary Summer Celebration

DES MOINES, IOWA
Thursday, July 25
6 pm–8 pm Reception

CONRAD, IOWA
Friday, July 26
6 pm–8 pm Welcome Dinner and Guest Speaker

Saturday, July 27
8 am–6 pm Summer Celebration and 20th Anniversary Feast

  • Celebrate 20 years of working together to help the hungry grow their own food and break the cycle of poverty
  • Get updates on the programs you’ve helped make happen around the world
  • Celebrate with us as we share plans for Growing Hope’s next 20 years!


Elizabeth May Righa

One of our featured speakers will be Elizabeth May Righa, Head of Finance and Administration at ADS (Anglican Development Services) Pwani. ADS Pwani and World Renew Kenya work together to implement the programs Growing Hope has supported in the coastal region of Kenya.

The very first program Growing Hope Globally (known as Foods Resource Bank then) funded in the region was Kenya Bamba, which was implemented by ADS Pwani. After completing the first phase of the work ADS moved on to a new community, Ganza. Then they moved on to Jaribuni, and lastly to a program that was just completed in the Magarini community.

Come meet Elizabeth and hear her first-hand observations about what happened to the Bamba program after we stopped supporting it; how your investment in our programs takes time and local ownership; and how the success and impact we have in one community can multiply and provide food security to more communities in the same region.

Elizabeth traveled here in the U.S. as our guest in the summer of 2012 and met several Growing Project volunteers in Michigan and the Chicagoland area; so for those of you who met her then, this is also an opportunity to reconnect and learn more about the work she’s been doing since.

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