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Cooking for Health

Bet is a 22-year-old mother of one, living in a remote northern region of Cambodia. She and her husband moved to this part of Cambodia about a year ago to have a house close to the road. Bet’s husband is a small engine mechanic and they are hoping that they

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Fighting Malnutrition Among the Karen

Naw San is a mother of three children living in the Kayin state of the country of Myanmar (also known as Burma).  A member of the Karen ethnic group, Naw San has lived most of her life in fear of the ongoing civil conflict between the government soldiers and the

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Shielded From Harm

Suzie* sat on the grass strumming her guitar. Her nimble fingers moved from chord to chord. Her dimpled smile lit her eyes. She looked, for all the world, like a happy 11-year-old girl, enjoying a beautiful day in the sunshine. And that was what she was. But she could have

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WASH

When most of us think of the word WASH, we think of the act of washing, of making things clean by using water and soap to remove dirt.
When the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) uses the term WASH, we are speaking of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. WASH is

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My Baby Story

Jeannette is a 26 year old teacher who lives in a rural area of Rwanda.
“Life here in this community is very difficult. We live from the food that we can grow and the livestock that we raise.  We are high up in the hill country and farming on the

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Improving odds of survival for mothers and babies around the world

A panel discussion highlights learnings and best practices for success addressing maternal and newborn health
By Brianne Binelli, online content manager, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada
MARKHAM, Ont. — Collaboration was on the agenda yesterday as peers from World Vision Canada, ADRA Canada, Emmanuel International Canada and Christian Children’s Fund

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A New Home

Fon’s parents emigrated to Thailand from Myanmar in search of a better life. They were day laborers and didn’t earn very much.
“When I was 2 years old, I remembered I went out with my dad and when we returned to the house I saw my mom lying face down

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Hope and Food Both Sprout from the Ground

Serafine, her husband, and their three young children live in the Ndego district of Rwanda.
When Serafine and her family returned from neighbouring Tanzania after the genocide in 1993, they returned to subsistence farming in their native district of Kirehe. They struggled to feed their family and build a life.

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Changing Lives in Rwanda

Standing in Agnes’ garden left me feeling like Alice in Wonderland for a moment. The kale was taller than I.
Agnes is one of the most energetic people I have ever met. She darts everywhere, eager to show us the fruits—and vegetables—of her labours. At 70, she is bursting with

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Saving Mothers and Children

Sinai lives in rural Cambodia. To reach her village, one must travel long hours over rutted roads. At 25 years old, she is the mother of 3 children. Her daughter, Sinoeun, is nine years old. Sinoeun’s younger brother is six years old. The youngest of the family, little Ploysai, is

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