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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…

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Building a Better Future

Written by GAiN staff who visited Diaconia, our partner in Paraguay, to attend a trust group meeting (part of the micro-enterprise program).

 

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Sharing Hope in Paraguay

On their first day in Asuncion, Paraguay, during a nice stroll along the Paraguay River, the LIFE Team was exposed to the stark reality of inequality. High-rises towering over…

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Maria's story

Maria lives in one of the poorer communities of Asuncion, Paraguay.

When our partner, Diaconia, arrived at her house, she warmly invited them in and started to share…

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No Longer On The Streets

Meet Marta, a single mom to one son.

A year ago, she was struggling to make ends meet. Selling food on the streets was her only way to…

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A New Life

Rufina received an opportunity to create a new life.

As a wife and mother of five, Rufina now had hope that she could provide for her youngest adopted…

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Syria's war has deadliest month this year

September has been the deadliest month in Syria's civil war so far this year, a monitoring group has said.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said…

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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,…