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The Family Business

Fifteen years ago, Rosalina knew her life was about to drastically change. When her youngest son was born with mental disabilities, she immediately searched for a way to work from…
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Working Together for Gender Equality

“The gender training has had a huge impact on our households,” one woman from the village of Fignonhou, Benin, told us after we had conducted a gender sensitivity training in…
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Rekindled Dreams

Alex P., Paraguay LIFE Team Participant, shares his experience below. I was expecting to simply do some business workshops and that was it – but God had greater plans. I…
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The Impact of a Donation

  Q&A With Salome, WFLI Benin Vision Trip Participant Salome from Germany recently participated in Global Aid Network (GAiN) Canada’s 2018 Benin Vision trip. Q: How did you first hear…
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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 of mud,…
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Learning to Respond Under Pressure in DART Training

When participating in a DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team) mission you need to work through any physical, mental and emotional challenges that may arise -- and that’s just what DART…
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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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