CWR is on Instagram

Post a Comment » Written on July 23rd, 2014     
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If you are on Instagram, please make sure you go and find us there. It is a fun way to stay connected with our travels and projects.

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Partnering for Transformation in Honduras

Post a Comment » Written on July 21st, 2014     
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DSC00219Part of the mission of CWR is working alongside the poor, the powerless, and the marginalized to build a more sustaining community. With our partners in Honduras, Water First and local organization Cocepradil, CWR is helping to provide running water for numerous rural communities for the first time. Most recently the water project in San Bartolo has made great strides and is near completion. This has only been possible through the commitment of the community as a whole to come together and work on the project together. Continue Reading »




Moving Toward Sustainability

Post a Comment » Written on July 16th, 2014     
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IMG_7119Education is key to making the transition from relief to community development and sustainability. This is a primary goal of CWR’s partner in the Karen province of Burma, Partners Relief and Development (Partners). Partners and CWR are operating two clinics in the province which bring aid to the marginalized Karen people. These clinics not only provide immediate relief for medical needs, but they are also the training center for the Karen people to learn how to take ownership of their community’s health needs.

Partners Relief and Development has partnered with other local organizations such as the Karen Department of Health and Welfare, Global Health Access Program and Shoklo Malaria Research Unit in order to assist these rural communities in creating and managing their own health system. There has also been significant progress made with the Myanmar Ministry of Health to certify these newly trained health workers. This will allow these individuals to manage and operate their own health system.

Educating local leaders is the first step to implementing a stable and sustainable health care system. The goal is for communities in the Karen province to run their own health services.  Transitions from relief to recovery to sustainability are long and complex. Education on how to implement and manage a health system cannot happen overnight. Through the work and support of Partners and Covenant World Relief, the Karen people are being equipped to take over all major operations of these clinics and provide sustainable health in their communities.




Bulletin Inserts Available

Post a Comment » Written on July 14th, 2014     
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Did you know that there is a bulletin insert available that coordinates with each CWR update? Every time we create a newsletter, we also create a bulletin insert you can use at your church. Find them online here.

 

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From Manure to Silk

Post a Comment » Written on July 11th, 2014     
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Women in Southeast Asia receive paying jobs working with silk.

Women in Southeast Asia receive paying jobs working with silk.

Covenant missionaries serving in Southeast Asia introduced Covenant World Relief to Dara. She leads an organization that has been equipping and empowering villagers to participate in the production of high quality silk. Dara told us that there are twenty-five separate jobs involved in the process—from raising cattle that produce manure to be used as fertilizer for mulberry trees, to raising silk worms that feed on the mulberry leaves, to spinning, dyeing, and weaving silk material, and finally to international marketing. The government of this country recognized the impact that Dara and her organization have made in rural areas. They invited Dara to begin work in a province where the government has been resettling ethnic minority villagers. Dara and her organization are providing training and livelihoods to these displaced people. Dara is a strong believer who sees this as a tremendous opportunity to serve marginalized people and demonstrate the love of Jesus to them. CWR has the privilege to be able to partner in this wonderful program.