Brushing back her neon yellow lafaya, Salouakatteer solemnly describes life in Amkharouba, a village in the rural Sila Region of Eastern Chad. Located close to one and a half hours from the nearest water source – both the land and the people of Amkharouba are dehydrated. Describing her daily activities, Salouakatteer explains that “the water we are getting is very far from here”…. Continue Reading »
It’s noon, the least ideal time of day for interviewing and taking pictures. Stomachs are rumbling, the brisk morning air has been swallowed up by the afternoon heat, and the ...
She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. She considers a field and buys it; out of her ...
Jean Berlin knows that his life was spared during the Haiti earthquake in 2010 for a reason. And that reason is to serve others. In honor of World Humanitarian Day, ...
3 1/2 weeks. 10 villages. Over 35 interviews. 7 airplanes. A large variety of beds. 15 Cokes. 3 Coke-car-explosions (inevitable). 2 head-scarfs. 2 times getting the Land Rover stuck – once in ...
Malala Yousafzai’s tragic experience of being shot for her advocacy of girls’ rights has brought much attention to the importance of and need for girls’ education worldwide. As Malala celebrates ...
Driving east out of Jacmel in south east Haiti, the paved road hugs the coast offering stunning views of the blue water beyond. The view inland is equally impressive as rugged, green covered mountains look down on you. This region is one of my favorites in Haiti and it was nice to be back. On this particular day we were… Continue Reading »
Finally, the first tears fell tonight. I’m ashamed to say, I’ve been too busy to cry. I’ve been quoting statistics all week, since the fury of Typhoon Haiyan left a bleeding gash on the Philippine islands. And repeating the message of why we need to help—now. 10 million affected 10,000 possibly dead 650,000 displaced For some reason, those numbers just… Continue Reading »
Although we’ve been taught that there is no “silver bullet” to combating poverty, education may be an exception. The impact education can have in the lives of children—especially girls—is overwhelming. – One extra year of school boosts a girl’s future wages by 10-20 percent. – A girl who completes basic education is three times less likely to contract HIV. -… Continue Reading »
We’re thrilled that Hong Kong-based jewelry designer Fiona Ho and her company, Carpia, has chosen to partner with World Concern to help transform the village of Lietnhom, South Sudan. Carpia has created three unique, custom-made, limited-edition World Concern bracelets, featuring gorgeous fall colors and our butterfly logo. For each bracelet sold, $8 will be donated to our One Village Transformed project… Continue Reading »
It’s noon, the least ideal time of day for interviewing and taking pictures. Stomachs are rumbling, the brisk morning air has been swallowed up by the afternoon heat, and the sun is positioned directly over our heads. Ilova Kokoto and I move into the shade of Ilova’s meager brick home. She lives here with her daughter and granddaughter. Natural light… Continue Reading »
From the moment I woke up on October 1—my first official day as President of World Concern—I was struck by God’s presence and the clarity of walking in His will. My journey to this role has been a lifetime in the making. Today I can look back over my shoulder and say, “of course.” Of course, that situation or that… Continue Reading »
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. This is senseless. I am speechless. We are all shaken. As many of you are acutely aware, for the past several days the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, has been under siege in what appears to be a very organized… Continue Reading »
This week, I’ve been traveling in Kenya with ExOfficio, a generous company that has outfitted our field staff with new shirts. Yesterday, we visited two villages in Kenya that have been dramatically changed by access to water. In the first village, Naroomoru, Maasai boys danced for us, singing a special song about how World Concern and their water pump has… Continue Reading »
She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not… Continue Reading »
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World Concern is a Christian humanitarian organization working to lift people out of poverty thru disaster response and community development. As an organization, we strive to be transparent and effective in how we help, this blog is a lens into our work.
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- World Concern’s Haiti Director: We Need Help Now January 14, 2010
- Kindergarten Humanitarian Raises $3,641 For Haiti Earthquake February 1, 2010
- Salouakatteer November 26, 2013
- The Community That Rebuilt Itself November 15, 2013
- Praying for Marubot November 13, 2013
- Goats and Girls Education: A “Baton” For Life October 22, 2013
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