Stories about: Community Empowerment

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  • When back to school is cool

    What a privilege. To laugh at a string of tweets from parents jokingly relieved to send their children back to school. To smile at the funny comments…

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  • Man with barrow of rubbish

    Taking on the trash

    Imagine if there were no 'bin men' to come for your bins. And no municipal dump either. This has always been the case for a slum settlement Islamabad and it wasn't pretty. They decided enough was enough...

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  • Radio On air sign (Photo courtesy https://www.flickr.com/photos/curtiskennington/ Commons)

    Phone In

    Radio shows are often used as a means to save souls. A group of Christians in Burkina Faso are using their show to save an entire village from an…

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  • Siret

    Bread from Heaven

    How another Nazareth – Nazareth in Ethiopia – has been the source of another kind of good news... I peer into darkness. I’m trying to see who is in…

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Nigeria

    Despite its immense resources Nigeria suffers from widespread poverty. Years of debilitating military rule have left its people vulnerable to corruption, economic instability and human rights violations. More than 7 million people in the north east of Nigeria are in need of humanitarian assistance.

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  • Fifty Years, Fifty Countries: Haiti

    The Caribbean nation of Haiti is vibrant and resilient, with a rich history of overcoming oppression. However, it has struggled to develop, due to a combination of corruption and vulnerability to natural disasters.

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Guatemala

    The cradle of Mayan civilisation, Guatemala's great natural beauty and strong indigenous culture have often been overshadowed by civil war. It is also highly vulnerable to natural disasters: there are a number of active volcanoes in Guatemala, and frequent earthquakes.

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  • Kamala with a staff member from COAST Trust

    Our 700,000 new neighbours – Bangladeshi families struggle with Rohingya influx

    Tearfund’s Peter Shaw recently returned from a visit to Bangladesh, where he witnessed first hand the effects of the Rohingya refugee crisis. It’s been six months since almost 700,000 forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals (Rohingya refugees) started to flee violence in Myanmar and flood into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

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