Tag: development

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Building Sustainable Futures

While done with good intentions, there have been water systems set up for developing countries that fail to sustain themselves – sometimes breaking down just a few years later,…

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Giving a Gift to Make a Difference

This Christmas, give a gift of meaning that can change a life.

Written by Sarah Casimong - 
 

As the holidays approach and Christmas displays go…

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Hand-in-Hand

Water is a scarce commodity in the village of Nandili in Southern Tanzania.

Before we provided a deep-capped water well in this village, the people had no option…

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Water Gives Lift to Chilaile's Local Economy

Brick making is a significant source of income for the people in Southern Tanzania as the soil is strong.

The process of making bricks involves creating a pit…

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Water Brings Credibility

When we visited the village of Adjaha Vodjein, Benin, the team was greeted by Pastor Ansel who hopped off his motorcycle and embraced us with a big hug.

Our Water for…

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Ca-Ira, Six Years Later

It’s been more than six years since Haiti was hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010. About 316,000 people were killed, one million people lost their homes and 100,000 children became orphans. The…

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Vancouver is Awesome

Not many people can say that they have fed 5,000 people, for free, in the course of one-and-a-half hours. But Elaine Cheng can. The best (and worst) part? The…

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Why Should I go to Paraguay?

Summer is coming. Days of sunshine and BBQ’s and time to relax with family and friends. As you look ahead and eagerly anticipate this season, I'd like…

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Five Years Later

Many individuals participated in one of the LIFE Team projects to Haiti and/or they gave to the rebuilding of the Ca-Ira Orphanage.

As an organization, we could not…

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A Visionary

The community group “Emprendedoras 6 de abril” (Entrepreneurs April 6) is a new group with Diaconia, a non-profit organization in Paraguay that provides training programs and micro-credit…

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The opportunity to overcome

For 12 years now Lucia has worked as a single mother and is the sole provider for her household. She is the mother of two children - her older…

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Redemption

“You NEVER default on a loan to a loan shark,” Lourdes’ emphatic response was punctuated by her fearful laughter. The other women in the group nodded heartily in agreement.…

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Ca-Ira container has arrived

On April 23rd, 2013, in Abbotsford, BC, GAiN, in partnership with many volunteers and donors, loaded a container destined for the Ca-Ira orphanage in Leaogan, Haiti, full of electrical,…

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More than just a picture

One night while rolling in bed, what I thought was random idea came to mind - to bring a Polaroid camera to the orphanage. It brought me back to…

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Stark Poverty or Abounding Richness?

That’s the question I asked myself during my entire week in Haiti. The moment I stepped onto the hot, bustling streets of Port-Au-Prince, I knew I was in unfamiliar…

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A Program Of Hope

Today, there are 155 women in Paraguay who are feeling empowered and equipped to build a new future for themselves.

Women are selling food, clothing, perfume and cosmetics, styling hair,…

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Beyond All Limitations

In the city of Luque, Paraguay, Diaconia ADP, a partner of Global Aid Network, helped provide hope for Giselle Machado.

For the last 26 years of…

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From One Community To Another

In Haiti, a country that has endured years of devastation and suffering, children are quite often the ones who are affected the most.

Approximately 38% of the Haitian…

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A Life In Flames

Paraguayan woman finds relief from extreme poverty

When Estela’s small business burnt down in the market, she thought her life was over.

Seeing that she was a…

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Worthwhile Investment

GAiN helps create future for young man at Ca-Ira

Rene, eldest of five, grew up living on a riverbank in a rural part of Haiti.At the age of…

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Eliminating The Barriers

Director works through a history of foundational issues with Haitian people

“It is hard to listen when one is drunk or hungry. We need to sober up and…

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A Surprise Blessing

GAiN staff moved to look beyond her skepticism

While Lindsey Schacter, the LIFE Team Manager for Global Aid Network, and Walter Isaak, a LIFE Team member helping with…

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Ca-Ira Orphanage

Did you know that GAiN is involved with an orphanage in Haiti?

The Ca-Ira orphanage, situated in Leogane and established in 1988, receives and cares for orphans and…