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Nadji Remer's Blog

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of visiting with Raehima, a woman who attended my compost training as well as our partner’s kitchen garden training. I wrote down her story as a record of the glimpses of transformation we are seeing in the lives of the people we work with.

Raehima is full of dreams. She dreams in five years she will have land, a cow, a water pump, a concrete latrine, a tube well, a tin house, and...

As soon as I stepped out of the van, the farmer stood up and straightened his starched blue shirt. Today he was going to show the foreigner (me) his System of Rice Intensification (SRI) demonstration plot. He was proud of his rice plot. Who wouldn’t be? The SRI plot will yield 22% more than the traditional plots and it stood up to the hail storm better than any of his neighbors’ plots. My collogues and I ‘ooo’ed over the strong...

Dear Friends,

I am staying a second year! Through prayer and seeking counsel of others I have decided to stay as a volunteer here in Bangladesh for a second year.  I am excited about it and honestly I could not imagine doing anything else. I love the work I am doing and let me tell you why:

I get to educate “marginal farmers,” farmers on the margins of society eking out a living on less than a dollar a day. Many of...