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  • Joy Defeats Fear

    Joy Defeats Fear

    August 25, 2015

    Joy Ogwuche is a hard worker. As a trader, she sells local staple food commodities like rice and corn. She had all the qualities to be successful—integrity, work ethic, and tenacity—but one thing has always […]

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  • From Liberia: The Adversities of Ebola Continue

    From Liberia: The Adversities of Ebola Continue

    August 20, 2015

    It dominated the news for weeks. The word of it was persistent as the topic itself. People became aware, fearful, and uncomfortable all at once. Since then, other stories have taken over, new headlines have […]

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  • From Flooded To Fruitful

    From Flooded To Fruitful

    August 18, 2015

    Castigo Mashava is a Mozambican farmer who was involved in the formation of Samora Machel Farmer Association in 2005. He stands among the fruits of his labor—hundreds of tomatoes picked fresh from his crop. He’s […]

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  • It Happens Under A Tree

    It Happens Under A Tree

    August 11, 2015

    When thinking about the issues of poverty, we don’t usually envision the solutions coming from the places it originates. Too often, we picture people meeting in an office, Skyping, or emailing back and forth to […]

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  • Rebuilding Nepal

    Rebuilding Nepal

    August 4, 2015

    When we first heard the news of a major earthquake in Nepal, our thoughts and prayers were with those who suffered loss of lives, property, and businesses. Of course, we were especially concerned about our […]

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  • Global Agriculture Summit 2016

    Global Agriculture Summit 2016

    July 30, 2015

    The idea for the Global Agriculture Summit 2016 (hosted by Dordt College and Partners Worldwide March 2-4, 2016 in Sioux Center, Iowa) started with a concept and a connection. The concept is the responsibility and opportunity […]

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