Join Us and Hear the Story

You’re invited! Village Savings and Loan Groups Transforming Kenya Josephine Munyiva will be touring across Canada this month (May 2017). Please plan to join us if we are coming to your town to hear the story of the impact of your Kingdom investment through World Relief! Scroll down past the event list below to read more about Josephine and our …

Risk Pays Off for Talame’s Farm

Talame and her husband are farmers from Ethiopia. But no matter how hard Talame and her husband worked on their small plot, every year they would run out of food. Because they couldn’t grow enough food, Talame had to reduce the number of meals that she, her husband and her children ate each day. Then, one day, Talame’s husband came …

The Store That Savings Built – Kenya

-A special report from Janet Karsgaard, Senior Program Officer, World Relief Canada Six weeks after Mary’s village savings and loans group started, Mary accessed her first loan.Her group was very cautious, so they would only approve loans for a term of one month. Taking a loan was also a new experience for Mary, so at first she didn’t invest her …

South Sudan: Delivering Living Water to Vulnerable Communities

Since July 2010, in coordination with our in country field partners in South Sudan, we’ve installed 36 boreholes in Uror County benefiting 18,000 people. With lack of water contributing to inter-tribal conflicts,  we’re working to extend this work to new areas of Uror. Learn more about our current work here!  The profound difference clean water makes to people living in …

Empowering Health: Healing, Growing & Recovering in Nepal

On April 25th, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal- affecting more than five million people. Thousands of families lost their homes, and more than 30,000 were left dead or injured. But with your help, and through our partners in the Integral Alliance, we were able respond quickly to the needs of thousands of vulnerable- pregnant women with little to …

Breaking Hunger’s Grip in Sierra Leone

Jenaba and her husband work hard to put food on their table to feed themselves and their 2 children. Yet, when crops fail due to poor farming conditions, they have no choice but to turn to local money lenders for loans to buy food to keep themselves out of starvations grips. The money lenders place high interest on these loans, …

Giving The Gift of Sight in Jordan

Nahid and Alima arrived in Jordan with no money, desperate for help. “Life here is expensive,” says Alima, a 24-year old refugee from the ongoing brutal conflict in Syria. Says Alina, “I had to sell my wedding ring and earrings to pay for the birth of Mohammad”, who is now 3 months old. Alima, her husband Nahid, and their 18-month-old daughter …

Making Dreams Come True in Kenya

Since childhood, Florence’s dream was to have her own shop but she married a farmer and all her time was spent working the farm. Despite their efforts to save, the family never earned enough to rent a store. Florence heard about a World Relief savings group starting in her rural Kenyan village and she quickly joined. Three months later, she …