Water

Water from a World Renew borehole serves a community of several thousand. This means that a school has access to clean drinking water and is able to irrigate a vegetable garden, the produce from which is used to make healthy meals. Because water is accessible, students and teachers do not need to take long breaks during academic hours to travel to fetch water, but are able...

Blog Post – Trip to Linguère

Last week, we went to Linguère, which is a 6-hour drive away from Dakar. For more details about Linguère, see our previous blog post when we traveled there the first time: http://volunteerblog.worldrenew.net/current-volunteers/davidandjessica/fatick-linguere

This time, we went with Gidéon, one of the World Renew staff who is able to drive standard as well as translate, to Linguère for...

Tailoring Success

We visited ACHAMA's third site today. The visit began with a walk through the communities we hear about and see so often in the news: life on a dollar a day. It's where many of the ACHAMA girls' lives begin. At the site, a group of girls are acquiring tailoring skills using sewing machines donated by World Renew. At the moment, they are busy working to fill a significantly large order...

Soap and Sugar: Entrepreneurs of Dar es Salaam!

We visited the second site of ACHAMA's work to free girls from sex work and heard a wonderful story. A group of them had learned how to make soap products through ACHAMA's program. With the revenue from that enterprise they shifted their attention to selling sugar. It has been so successful that they have now established a bank account and have plans to expand. They...

With love and care, little by little, lives can be rebuilt on a foundation of trust, hope, and the security of employment.


Today was a difficult one for our team. We visited a site where World Renew and ACHAMA (our local partner) work to rescue and rehabilitate girls from the sex trade.

The girls were very young, mostly between 15 and 17 years old. The youngest girl to enter the program was 9. One story in particular was...

Welcome to our blog! We are on a two week trip to Tanzania and Kenya to visit several World Renew projects. Some of the projects we will be visiting include: sex-work interventions, health programs, and agriculture programs. BUT, we also have a guest author writing many of these blog entries.

Calvin College and Vermont College of Fine Arts graduate and established author, Larissa...

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to visit the World Renew team in West Africa. We greatly enjoyed experiencing another culture and country. The World Renew team has a health education program that they help facilitate in the churches. The program is very different from the one in Dakar. We were there to A) see how the program worked there, B) see the material they use for the curriculum, and C) give any suggestions...

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