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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…

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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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Showing Love Through Sport

“Sport draws people together and creates community. It’s really neat how just one single soccer ball and an open field can bring people together. You can have a relationship…

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Freed to Lead

“I received hands-on experience [with] an organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of needy and destitute girls and women in the world.” – Bob, India LIFE…

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Seeing God's love at Mukti

“I don’t think I have quite enjoyed worship and prayer as [much as] I have with the residents of Mukti. Seeing their simple faith has inspired me and the…

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Water is Life

Abandoning all other activities, Elizabeth left her village of Loukintowin to search for water. Her only chance of finding water was the nearby village five kilometers away.

“Water…

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#WorldWaterDay

Did you have a glass of water today? Was it safe to drink?

For Elizabeth, the source of water she depended on was filthy and parasite-ridden. Yet, she…

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Transformation in Tanzania

As our team travels from village to village, a common theme we hear is that we are making history. The village leaders say that the problem of disease and…

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Bringing True Life

In a village where you have to put chemicals into dirty water to make it drinkable because cleaner water is 15 kilometres away, it is no surprise that providing…

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Update from the ground in Iraq

This letter is to update you on the situation in Mosul, Iraq since the battle to liberate Mosul began on October 17th.

We have been able…

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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…