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Drawing Closer to God

When COVID hit Paraguay, the country's strict lockdown measures meant that many small businesses suffered, resulting in many families struggling to get enough food to eat each day. As…

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Willing and Ready to Serve

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the country of Paraguay immediately imposed a strict lockdown and managed to keep their cases low. Unfortunately, this put limitations and restrictions on…

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Youth Camp During Lockdown at Mukti

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come!” - 2 Cor. 5:17 (NIV).

Due to the COVID-19…

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Beauty Out of Ashes

Photo by Marjin F.
Story by Angelika S.
 

There are places you would never choose to call your home. There are lives you would never…

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The Economic and Social Hub

Water is a hot commodity in the village of Nangumbu B in southern Tanzania. Recently, Global Aid Network (GAiN) provided a deep-capped water well to this community and the…

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More Life, Joy and Vigour

After spending a week in Benin on a LIFE Team Vision Trip with Global Aid Network (GAiN), Rachel Botma had visited enough villages to see the contrast between communities…

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Mukti: My Family, My Home

By Priya Dsouza, Mukti Staff

Radhika came to Mukti as a shy two-year-old. Her father had recently died in a railway accident. He had passed out drunk on…

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Selling Hope

Mercedes is a woman of many talents. While her main business is selling clothing in her neighborhood, she also makes a variety of traditional Paraguayan foods to sell. Her…

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Mukti Mission: A Place to Love and Be Loved

Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission in India is not just a place to serve, but, as Marlene learned, a place where visitors will be served and loved by residents and…

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Eyes That Speak Volumes

Many questions were swirling around in the minds of Nisha* and her daughter Pallavi*. They were so accustomed to life in Mumbai. Nisha and her little one were safe…

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130 Years of Education

 

As of March 11, 2019, Mukti Mission and the Sharda Sadan home have been around for 130 years. Sharda Sadan, which means 'Home of Learning', opened with…

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A Social Place

Women love to talk, that is a universally shared characteristic of women in community. It is certainly true of the women in the village of Chipunda in southern Tanzania.…

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Faithfully Serving

Mrs. Clotilde Haedo (pictured on the right), 57 years old, is a hardworking mother of seven, currently living with two of her kids in Isla Bogado, Paraguay, in the…

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Shaped for Eternity

When Rajalini was a young girl, she would visit a nearby hospital run by a Christian Mission. She would watch, fascinated, as the nurses cared for patients, taking note…

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Allowing Creativity to Flourish

When Benita found out she was sick and began to grow weaker, she could no longer clean houses for a living. She began to sell traditional Paraguayan foods from…

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Dance for Joy, Water and Jesus

The women in Barou (Badekparou), Benin used to have to walk upwards of 10km to fetch dirty water from rivers and swamps and then carry the heavy jugs back…

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Growing Faith and a Business

Irene is a woman of many talents. Though her profession and passion is cosmetology, she began selling perfumes and clothing 22 years ago. She always dreamed of opening her…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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The Edge of Hope

In 2017, the Syrian civil war entered its seventh year. Bombs hit our local partner in Syria.

Although there…

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Not Forgotten

“People at Mukti are being the hands and feet of Jesus,” one India LIFE Team participant observed of the staff and volunteers. “It was great to work as part…