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No Longer Just News Stories

  Guest blog by Pam W., Two-Time Lebanon LIFE Team Participant Geopolitical crises and wars have become typical news items. Following the coverage of the war in Syria, the images…
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Being Present in Lebanon

In the past seven years since the Syrian Crisis started, news of the ongoing war has been unavoidable. Uncertainty seems to be the only constant for refugees and yet, there…
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Valued Women

In the city of San Antonio, Paraguay, resident Maria Liz meets regularly with a group of women – all budding or aspiring entrepreneurs. This group is one of many trust…
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From Abbotsford to Asuncion

  Sometimes we can be so focused on the end goal that we don’t appreciate the journey. While we work hard at the office to raise funds and awareness for…
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The Ability to Dream

Maria Carmen, 37, is the mother of three children (a 12-year-old girl, nine-year-old boy and one-year-old boy). Every day she leaves the home before 4 am to collect and recycle…
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Survival is No Longer the Goal

“I struggled to live. I had no money in my wallet.” Lucia, a resident of Mariano Roque Alonso, is a mother of two, Eladio, 7, and Mia, 6. Her husband…
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World Water Day: Time for Babies

To see the health a village, just look at the health of its children.  In African society, the lack of clean water places a large burden on women because they…
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Powerful Pascalline

  Unsafe water can cripple. It will make people sick. According to WHO, 340,000 children die each year from diarrhoeal diseases due to unsafe water and poor hygiene and sanitation.…
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Celebrating 1000 Wells in Benin

GAiN’s Water for Life Initiative has reached a new milestone – providing 1000 communities with access to safe water in Benin! This translates to approximately 1 million people who have…
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Celebrating True Wellness

The village of Kouorou, Benin suffered from a lack of water, depending on their only water source – the swamp. The contaminated water from the swamp caused frequent sickness, meaning…
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Transformation in Windjinnawa

Before receiving a deep-capped well, the villagers of Windjinnawa, Benin knew that the only water available to them was unsafe and could cause them to contract deadly diseases. Still, they…
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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Paraguay

“I never knew that I could make an impact in other people’s lives with the things that God has taught me and prepared me for,” Osmond, from Richmond, B.C., stated…
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Explaining My Joy

By Shital I am Shital, a daughter of Mukti Mission. I arrived at Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission in May 2001, at the age of five, along with my two older…
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Family On a Mission

When May’s first daughter Rachel was born 11 years ago, May knew that she wanted to take her family on a mission trip. “With our children growing up in a…
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Listening In Lebanon

Nardeen, a medical interpreter in Illinois, gets the opportunity to work with refugees from the Middle East but because her interactions with them are restricted to just interpreting, she has…

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