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Providing Help in A Dry Land

Adan is a respected elder in his community. He moved to the Mandera West region of Northern Kenya when he was a young man and helped start a settlement that has now become Takaba.

2019-12-31T14:02:22-05:00December 30th, 2019|

Operation Home Safe

During the week of November 10, 2019, an ice jam downriver of the Bearskin Lake First Nation community caused the river and surrounding lakes to rapidly flood. The community declared a state of emergency and issued an order of evacuation for the 360 residents. Bearskin Lake First Nation is accessible only by plane or by [...]

2019-12-02T17:14:13-05:00November 29th, 2019|

A Cancelled Wedding

At 11 years old, Djama was preparing for marriage. She had dropped out of school so that she could learn all of the household tasks she would need to know to be a "good wife" in Niger. That was when ADRA came and built a school near her village. Teaching parents and village leaders about [...]

2019-12-02T19:06:18-05:00November 29th, 2019|

EMBRACING Rwanda – Part II

In this episode we visit with Reuben Muvunyi, Vincent Munyerari, and Florence Niyonambaza, the lead ADRA Rwanda staff that are implementing the EMBRACE project in Rwanda. EMBRACE is a four year program that is improving the health and lives of people living in remote regions of the Western Provence of Rwanda.

2019-10-31T10:27:01-05:00October 24th, 2019|

Help in a Time of Need

Aye Aye lives in a remote village in the Kayin state of Myanmar. When she was still quite young her father died and her mother had a difficult time supporting the family without him.

2019-10-03T10:32:09-05:00September 30th, 2019|

EMBRACING Rwanda – Part 1

We are so glad you have joined us for this special episode, recorded in the field from the country of Rwanda. In this episode we visit with Reuben Muvunyi, Vincent Munyerari, and Florence Niyonambaza, the lead ADRA Rwanda staff that are implementing the EMBRACE

2019-10-30T17:28:14-05:00September 30th, 2019|

A Male Champion

Vincent is a small-scale farmer in Rwanda. To make more money for his family he takes work as a casual laborer whenever he can. He also often helps technicians in the plumbing industry

2019-10-03T10:56:28-05:00September 30th, 2019|