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.


My Baby Story

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 [...]


A New Home

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 [...]


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


Changing Lives in Rwanda

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 [...]


Saving Mothers and Children

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 [...]