Refugee Education in Kenya

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Second and third and fourth chances at a new future

Post a Comment » Written on March 25th, 2015     
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Covenant World Relief partners with ACT for Congo in the eastern region of DR Congo near Goma. Through this partnership, a program provides a restart opportunity for young single girls who have children. It is a place for these girls to gain an education and have a better future in the end.

Mary is one of these women that attends the school. In the beginning, Mary was having trouble at the school. Mary struggled trying to stay focused and being disciplined. After many conversations and chances, she eventually had to be expelled. A few weeks later she asked the school for a second chance. Mary knew that the skills and support she was learning were making a real difference and could help change her life for the better. The school allowed her another chance, which also meant that her little girl could come back to the Children’s Space the school provided.

Mary began attending cosmetology classes regularly and learned well. Unfortunately her old habits returned. When she began skipping class, her counselor decided to visit her. Mary was found working as a hairdresser and had three other girls working with her. She had set up her business under a tarp next to her house! Mary had figured she could make more money working all day then just half. It turned out that Mary had lots of clients! Now Mary has graduated and is supporting herself and her daughter as a beautician. She knows that without her education she could not have had a better future.

–written by Polly, CWR intern.




Children’s health in Mexico

Post a Comment » Written on March 23rd, 2015     
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Mexico 2In Mexico, the Fuentes Libres micro-finance program for women has begun a new program in partnership with CWR. The staff of Fuentes Libres has seen for quite some time that while the women are gathered to do the work of the banks, the children are present but not engaged in anything age-appropriate or specific for them. So, recently Fuentes Libres started a Children’s Club. One of the communities is in San Andres Ixtlahuaca in Oaxaca. 898 people live in this city.

In this group, the community bank is made up of 70 women. Fuentes Libres has worked there for 4 years and has begin to visit the village and meet with these women in the community bank. Earlier this month, they hosted a health prevention event for the women and children that would be the basis for the children’s clubs. During that event, they focused especially on the children’s health.

 

 




Seeing the community anew

Post a Comment » Written on March 18th, 2015     
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Covenant World Relief partners with Zimele South Africa in empowering marginalized women in Umsinga which is in the Umzinyathi District. The members of this community have launched two different cluster communities with about 10 members per group. Zimele has helped to form nine self-help groups (SHGs) and train the cluster members to build awareness about social and economic realities in their community. These women have been engaged and are starting to look into their own community’s needs and have recognized projects to improve and serve the community.

S AfricaIn the picture, Khazimula cluster members visit an older woman, Gogo Magwambu, who cannot walk and lives alone in her old mud house. The women cleaned her home, fetched wood and brought her water from the river. These woman assist her with the essentials like cooking, bathing, and cleaning her home. The women are empowered by seeing the improvement in their community as they continue to bring awareness and training.




Access to Water in Honduras for the First Time!

Post a Comment » Written on March 16th, 2015     
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unnamedWith your support of the CWR water project in Honduras with Water 1st, 18 communities in the mountainous Lempira region now have water and toilets for the very first time. Clean water is being piped directly to every single home, ending the walk for water. Another 11 projects serving an additional 17 rural communities, schools, and towns are currently under construction.

 

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