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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 20:48 by Jon Snyder

It shouldn’t have happened that way—under the coffee tree.

“My neighbor told me to push,” says Janet Namugga, a 33-year-old mother in Uganda.  “I kept pushing. God helped and the baby came out,” she says.

The baby was still. 

“I touched the baby,” remembers Janet, “but the baby didn’t move. I put the baby to my breast but the baby didn’t suck.”

Janet’s baby hadn’t survived birth under the coffee tree.

Uganda’s newborns are its...

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 20:31 by Jon Snyder

Early in the morning, while the fog from the valley still covers the rolling hills of the Cangahua area, the family of Pilataxi Avles Dionisio work their land. Pilataxi (28-years-old), his wife Rosa (23 years old), and their four children (ages 6-18 years old) are bearing the rain and cold to keep up their farming business, which supports their family. 

They are a dedicated clan. Hardworking like you’ve never seen. With smiles larger than the sunrise, which on a...

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 15:18 by Jon Snyder

Growing up in Trans Nzoia, Kenya, my greatest wish was to escape the harsh reality of my family’s poverty. I dreamt of becoming a pilot, traveling the globe and being the person that would bring hope to my village. My parents struggled to make enough money to provide food and other basic needs including school fees. To augment my father’s meagre income as a watchman, my mother worked a neighbour’s farms.

Reading provided an escape from my family’s difficult life....

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Monday, November 20, 2017 - 16:12 by Jon Snyder

Supporting cocoa farmers in Vanuatu leads to community impact and international success

By Terence Malapa, communications officer, World Vision 

Today, Moli, 44, is one of the most successful cocoa farmers on the island of Malo, Vanuatu, but this wasn’t always the case.

Back in early 2000, with limited knowledge of modern farming techniques or farm management skills, Moli planted 300 cocoa plants, but the plants did not flourish as he had hoped. By...

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:37 by Bryna Jones

By Dr. Kathryn Kraft, senior research advisor, Faith and Development, World Vision International

I stood at the back of a village classroom and watched as a few dozen women and men introduced themselves. All were either leaders of their faith community, or were married to a faith leader. The head of the local Council of Imams was there. The head of the Catholic women's guild introduced herself. An Orthodox priest was followed by the wife of a Seventh...

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