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Overcoming loss of purpose and belonging, they find support from organizations like Tearfund and CFGB, receiving essential resources, training, and guidance to rebuild their lives.
Abandoned by her husband and with her children studying in the city, Kabuo faced overwhelming challenges in the village of Maabwe. Farming, her lifelong livelihood, became a struggle due to cash crops, plant diseases, and deforestation.
Discover the touching story of Urman Nekere and her family, generations of farmers in Southern Ethiopia. Facing challenges of eroded, unproductive land on sloping hills, they turned to external aid due to chronic hunger.
Through training in Conservation Agriculture (CA) and community support, Wiro Be;aynesh Bassa transformed her life and that of her children. Learn how her adoption of sustainable farming practices, participation in a self-help group, and access to group loans empowered her to thrive and create a brighter future.
Despite the darkness, Yeshiwork's maternal instinct led her and her baby son to safety, traveling hundreds of kilometers to a camp for displaced individuals
Imagine a young father, 26 years old, and sole breadwinner for his family of 7 members. Imagine how he felt when returning home, after 5 years in a refugee camp, only to find that their home and all their assets had been burned to ashes
Forced to flee to avoid teenage marriage, Sara now seeks to continue her education, knowing her future is in God's hands.
“We wouldn’t have survived without your support,”Am Salama Hamid, tells us. Before the recent war in Sudan, Am Salama and her husband were farmers and owned a small restaurant in Fudain, East Darfur. Life was good in their town, and Am Salama sold meat, porridge, and tea in her restaurant.
We couldn’t believe our eyes. So we had to pluck some corn for ourselves. What was once a desolate, dry wasteland now had thriving crops. For three years in a row, the rains in Borena, Ethiopia, had failed. Some women we spoke with said they travelled up to 10km, each day, to collect water. It was the worst drought in a generation. And with it, came severe hunger.
At 32 years old, Jesca just made a return of 170x. Jesca and her husband, David, live in Chinoje village, Tanzania with their four children. Two years ago, they were taught conservation agriculture techniques and Jesca joined a savings group. They learned ways to market their new crops, including tools such as gross margin analysis and price scheduling.
At age 42, Wubitu Gosaye is still blazing new trails. “I was one of the first women in my village to join a savings group. At the time, I couldn’t have imagined the full benefit.”
Looking around there are so many new faces. A tense silence fills the air. A man recalls how he and his family were sound asleep when the rebels came. Amidst the yelling and gunshots, they barely managed to escape with their lives. Now here at Kighali Church in Beni Territory, DR Congo, they are left with nothing.
The accessibility challenges Sinkenesh faced due to her disability set her back, but after some hard work and CCT training, she began to find new hope. With the support, she has found a new hope she never could have imagined.
Amidst the arid and dusty landscape of Muaani Village, Catherina's flourishing garden stands out like an emerald gem. Lush green plants of mangoes, peas, pawpaw, watermelons, sukuma wiki, and spinach fill her kitchen garden, defying the odds of the dry season
Read the inspiring story of Bamani, a dedicated community leader in Tutra Pahad, India, who, with the support of Tearfund and EFICOR, becomes a 'change maker.' Through conservation agriculture, Bamani transforms her village, reducing migration and fostering hope. Discover how empowered local leaders can create lasting changes and thrive in their indigenous land. Find hope and inspiration in this tale of resilience and positive impact.
Experience a tale of resilience and hope as Daniel Arok escapes child marriage in South Sudan. Through Tearfund's trauma healing group and the local church, he finds solace and support on his journey towards a brighter future. Join our mission to empower vulnerable youth like Daniel and create a world free from violence and oppression.
In the Zala Woreda region of Southern Ethiopia, Batale Beyene, a formerly struggling farmer, has transformed her life and that of her family through the support of the local church and Canadian Foodgrains Bank. By adopting new farming techniques, she has increased crop yield, improved food quality, and gained the dignity of self-sufficiency, inspiring hope for a prosperous future.
Tearfund Canada partnered with the local church to provide proper training and experience to farmers who sought help. Kahindo Kiyirembera, a 74-year-old widow, saw amazing results and increased her produce for the market.
Water shortages make farming stressful, Anna said, "the situation was better [years ago] because we received regular rainfall, if it doesn't rain then we can't generate money anywhere else.
“I had no food in my household and we were starving...we could barely have a meal a day. We had even forgotten the normal practice of two meals a day,” says Bol. Bol’s story is only one of hundreds of thousands of identical stories in Aweil.
“I had no food in my household and we were starving...we could barely have a meal a day. We had even forgotten the normal practice of two meals a day,” says Bol. Bol’s story is only one of hundreds of thousands of identical stories in Aweil.

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